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Welcome to LJKoopmans.com, this is my little blog to keep the world updated on my novel (working title Aztec). Enjoy!

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Star Wars Day: Vote for Your Top 3 Star Wars Films!

In honor of Star Wars Day 🙂 In terms of box office numbers The Force Awakens destroys any other Star Wars film, with worldwide gross at $2.06 Billion, totaling almost double the next closest (The Last Jedi at $1.3 Billion). Then again, if you adjust for inflation then A New Hope takes the cake at … Continue reading Star Wars Day: Vote for Your Top 3 Star Wars Films!

Writing Powerful Villains

I am making my way through Robert McKee’s Story (subtitled Style, Structure, Substance, and the Principles of Screenwriting) for the second time (it’s just so good!) and I wanted to touch on McKee’s principle of “the negation of the negation” and how it used to create the most powerful villains. First, when I say “powerful villain” I don’t … Continue reading Writing Powerful Villains

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