Last week’s Vocational Vivications’ linked post was from Nate Winchester. It focused on the need for emotional connections between characters to be established early on and built up over the course of the story, something that cannot be done by having them stand around discussing their feelings with or for one another. Actions speak louder … Continue reading Setting the Emotional Scene – How to Prep the Audience for More
The last time this author listened to an audiobook, it was on CD. While quite interesting, it required more attention than reading a novel. This means she had to be engaged in some kind of mindless activity that allowed her to focus on what is being read aloud rather than on what is before her … Continue reading Review – The Last Straw: A Critical Autopsy of a Galaxy Far, Far Away by John C. Wright
Check out this article, which describes in loving detail how George Lucas created his bombshell blockbuster in 1977: The Real Aerial Battles That Inspired Star Wars Born one year before the end of World War II, George Lucas turned a boyhood fascination into a space epic. By Cory Graff AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2020 In … Continue reading The History Behind Star Wars’ Special Effects
Take a look at this screenshot, readers: It is amazing what small details pass viewers and readers by during the course of a story. Of course, it is also fascinating to see what they notice. Having watched The Empire Strikes Back* many times, this author can honestly say she never considered the scene of a … Continue reading Realistic Arguments
Upon declaring her intention to become a published author someday, one of the questions that this writer always hoped/expected to be asked as a young girl was: “Why do you want to be a writer?” It was a bit disappointing when that question never came – not in the way this author expected or wanted … Continue reading The 3 Responsibilities All Authors Ought to Keep in Mind
There is a reason why this author refers to the original Star Wars film trilogy fairly often in her articles. When I was small, my father and I used to play a little game which we still return to every now and then. He would cover his mouth with one hand, breathe deeply a couple … Continue reading A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away….