writing, fiction

Writing 4.0 – “So, what do you write?”

Have you been asked that question?  “So, what do you write?”   It’s not good enough to simply reply with, “Stories.”  To ask what one writes is a perfectly legitimate question.  However, while it shows one’s interest in me as a writer, I have always feared this question because I never had what I believed was…

Primer – film review (C++)

(The C++ is a joke for the computer crowd) It’s probably unfair to review Primer, an independent sci-fi time travel film, in the same way as other films.  For one, its budget was $7,000.  Yeah, only three zeroes.  One person, Shane Carruth, is listed as writer, director, actor, editor, and music composer.  He had to…

Moon – film review

“Starting a story is easy.  Finishing it is not.”  – Me. “A story goes like this:  Have a character.  Put him up a tree.  Throw rocks at him as he tries to get down.  Eventually, he needs a ladder to get down.  But if that ladder doesn’t make sense, your story sucks.”  – a college…

Source Code – film review

If you told me that I would ever watch a feature film that is only eight minutes long, I would tell you to shut up.  And if you told me that after the eight minutes, I would like it, I would tell you to shut up and then punch you.  And if you also told…

The Great Movie Post (1/6) – For the Adrenaline

There will be six of these, each containing about five films. _______________________________________________  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981  (Action/Adventure) Close 2nd – Deliverance Directed by Stephen Spielberg Written by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas Desert dust by Tunisia Oscars won for best art/set decoration, visual effects, film editing, and sound  “Archeologist and adventurer Indiana…