Any writer who is willing to revise an earlier book, especially a successful one, deserves a lot of respect, and I read this book because I saw the writer's own explanation that he revised The Key to ...
•Year: 1939 •Genre: War, Western, Adventure •Director: John Ford •Screenwriter: Walter D. Edmonds •Music: Alfred Newman •Main Actors: Claudette Colbert (Lana), Henry Fonda (Gil), Edna May Oliver (Mrs....
Theme is why fiction matters, because it is the quality that gives the story a universal appeal. Some say theme is what the story is about, but that is too ephemeral a definition, which may get confus...
The Departed (2006)Giant (1956)Traffic (2000)Manhattan (1979)Departed-meets-Giant: A police informer moves out to Texas under federal witness protection program and sets up a ranch in the middle of n...
Being able to move into your new house is a great day. Knowing that you got the right construction loan to do it will help you sleep at night after you move in. With so many choices available today, i...
When writing romance stories, sometimes things can become mundane or too familiar. We pull inspiration from what we experience in life and the people we know, but what happens when our characters and ...
Whenever I begin a short story, I remind myself to do two things: to try to get in touch with readers' senses as much as possible by writing something to see, hear, touch, smell, taste, and feel (emot...
Faking an orgasm in public and arriving at a 'fancy dress' party as a bunny girl, are just two memorable scenes from romantic comedies that surprise and entertain. Can you remember which movies those ...
As I previously mentioned, our Hero may be reluctant about leaving the Ordinary World and answering the Call of Adventure. A mentor may be provide moral support to the Hero and give her the necessary ...
Exposition is the descriptive material that sets a tone to a piece of writing and introduces the background, the characters, and other facts. Exposition is better used in non-fiction, but the need for...