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!
Hello everyone! Here is just a short little post to announce that I've added a new page this week titled "Reading List." On it you'll find books that I'm currently reading, books that I have on my radar, and books that I've already finished this year. I'll be updating it frequently so keep checking back! … Continue reading Launch of My Reading List
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
So I'm not going to lie. This week was a little rough on the writing front. What with preparing for the state of the union AND the Super Bowl in the same week, I was pretty swamped 😉 Nah just kidding, but it was fairly tough getting words on the page. My "normal" job had … Continue reading Progress is Key
This week has been very productive. I'm still making my way through the first four chapters and am now rough drafting chapter 5. As such, I thought I'd take a minute and share the rough titles of the chapters so far, to give a little bit of a tease of what happens 😉 Of course, … Continue reading First Five Chapter Titles
Hello everyone. Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. Just been getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, and sadly the blog is what fell to the last of the priority list. But now I'm back at it! Even though I haven't shared anything, the last month or so has actually … Continue reading Rough Draft is Underway!
The Gospel According to St Luke Chapter 2 1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, … Continue reading Christmas Day – Luke 2
'Twas the Night Before Christmas or A Visit from St. Nicholas by: Clement Clarke Moore 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The … Continue reading Christmas Eve – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
This is a Christmas classic that can't be ignored. Just as Scrooge learned, when our time comes we will be more concerned about the people that we helped, rather than the money that we made or the time spent at the office. So let's remember that this Christmas season as well. It's not about how … Continue reading December 23rd – A Christmas Carol (Dickens)
This is one of the three stories that Thomas S. Monson, someone I look up to, always reads during Christmas time, along with Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" and the second chapter of St. Luke. It's a touching story that reminds us that what matters most is not the things that we get, but the people that … Continue reading December 22nd – The Mansion