Don’t Tell Me How to Feel. Make Me Want to See.

My pal Ron Reed posted this quote over at ArtsandFaith.com. I'd read it before in one of my favorite C.S. Lewis volumes, Letters to Children, but it's always a good reminder for writers, whether they're beginners or not... In writing, don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you’re describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was terrible, describe it so that we’ll feel terrified. Don’t say it was delightful; make us say ‘delightful’ when we’ve read … [Read more...]

“Twilight in 15 Minutes”

This parody of Twilight takes only a few minutes to read, and it's much more entertaining than the film (in my opinion, anyway).There are links strewn throughout that lead to even more funny stuff, many of which are just excerpts straight from the book. (Check out The Catalog here.) Yes, it's chock full of spoilers, so if you want the movie to surprise you, run away.I suspect that Twilight's going to rank among the most-parodied films of all time. … [Read more...]

The Passion of Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald

Mel Gibson is still in trouble for how he handled The Passion of the Christ. Screenwriter Benedict Fitzgerald is suing Gibson, claiming he was underpaid for his work on "Passion."Fitzgerald's attorneys claimed Tuesday that his payments were eroded by Gibson's spending habits while filming the movie in Italy, including "tens of thousands" of dollars on his children's education and a $78,000 chiropractor bill. … [Read more...]


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