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Ten Tips Writers can take from Star Wars

  Even if you don’t like Star Wars, and I know a few people who don’t, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the first Star Wars movie created millions of fans, myself included. The photo above includes only a … Continue reading

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Sidekick Characters – C3PO’s role in Star Wars

I’ve learned so much about storytelling from studying the original Star Wars’ movies-as well as given myself an excuse to watch movies as part of my job-and one of the things I’ve discovered is the value of a good sidekick … Continue reading

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AIR FORCE ONE- Thumbs Up, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN – Thumbs Down

Or “What I Learned about Writing from Watching Movies 1” One question I am often asked during talks is how I made WILDFIRE RUN seem believable, even though the premise of a President’s son getting trapped at Camp David during … Continue reading

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Choosing Names from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings for Your Cat or Dog

As major Lord of the Rings Fans, our whole family is very excited about The Hobbit. When we  recently brought a new cat into our family, we decided she needed a name from LOTR or The Hobbit. Since she is … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Actors and the Star Wars & Star Trek Connections

It was recently announced that Benedict Cumberbatch, of the new Sherlock Holmes series on BBC, will have a role in the next Star Trek movie, possibly as archenemy Khan. He won’t be the first Sherlock to have a connection with … Continue reading

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Kidlit Fiction about Child Movie Actors and Oscar Trivia – Nominated Kids

I did quite a bit of research on child actors to write WOLF STORM, and even though I never had a desire to act as a child (direct, yes!), it’s fascinating to consider what they go through and how they … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings Hobbit Cake – Bilbo’s Bag End

My whole family are huge Lord of the Rings fans and we are anxiously awaiting the first of the two Hobbit movies. And because September 22 is Bilbo’s birthday and the Shire would be a lovely place to live, we … Continue reading

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