Question: What is the difference between a monster and a person with an unusual dietary requirement? Answer: Timing. Disclaimer: I don’t like zombies. Really. They’ve been done to death. And yes, this may just be that kind of “punish”ing review. Because I like this show. So far a lot, although only two episodes in it’s … More Smart TV (I was going to say brains on TV.)
A little heavy on the symbolism? Writing Update: For those impatient for the next Wearing the Cape book (and believe me, I’m as eager to see how it turns out as you are), I can say that I hope to have a first rough-draft done by the end of March, mid-April tops. From there it … More Castle and Courtly Love
I didn’t think I’d actually write about this, but I just can’t seem to let it go. I’m a big Castle fan. Well, not big–I don’t buy memorabilia, follow series news, or even know anything about the cast. But I’ve seen every episode and own all the seasons on DVD, and that’s pretty big for … More Castle and Cerebus Shifts
I was just digging into some serious re-writing when the latest post at The King of Elfland’s Second Cousin popped up. In it, Chris rhapsodizes about the Periodic Table of Storytelling, probably one of the funniest and most creative plotting tools I’ve ever seen. (See Chris’ blog for full-sized picture.) I first encountered it myself, … More Trope: a metaphor, example, literary device, picture–and maybe whatever else the writer wants it to mean..