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Go Indie Now: The Latest Indie Trends

Indie is where you discover brave new adventures in creativity. My friend Joe Compton, author of Amongst the Killing and super fantastic supporter of all things indie, has started a website called Go Indie Now. It’s the place to be for live interviews, events, and more, all revolving around the latest in indie culture. Authors, musicians, […]

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Three Movies You Don't Remember Involve Christmas

What defines a Christmas movie? In my opinion any movie that involves Christmas, even if loosely so. I don’t think a movie needs to revolve around it to count as a Christmas movie. That’s why I’ll be watching these movies in the countdown to Christmas. If you celebrate, what will you be watching? My Reputation (1946) Drama/Romance I […]

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Brutal Doom = Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

One of my favorite video games now has three number 2’s associated with it: today Doom 2 is 22 years old. I think that calls for a post! Doom is a classic video game with many versions, and Doom 2 is my favorite iteration. The first first-person shooter game I ever learned, I still love […]

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Character Study: Psychopaths Are(n't) Always the Same

I love studying the way different authors, filmmakers, and artists represent various kinds of characters, so why not share my conclusions with you? Sharing makes these things much more fun. Let’s start with psychopaths. There are so many to choose from, but I have two particular ones in mind, and they’re not from books. My […]

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Symbol Sample: All That Heaven Allows

From the title, All That Heaven Allows (1955) sounds a bit soppy, but there’s much more to this than the title suggests. In fact, this movie is loaded with symbolism and social critique from quite a lot of varied angles. On the surface, here’s what we see: widow Cary has two children getting ready to graduate […]

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Symbol Sample: Harriet Craig

I am a HUGE fan of symbolism in every artistic medium. I always look for it in literature and movies specifically, and I always include it in my writing, no matter how short the piece is.  Symbolism is an essential part of my work, and the great thing about it is that a reader can […]

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Black and White Film Micro-Reviews

I have a new endeavor! Just a mini endeavor, but I’m now doing micro-reviews of black and white films on my Pinterest page. Each pin includes the name of the film, year, main cast (usually two to three people), a “star” rating, and the reasons I liked and disliked it – all in something that will […]

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Win NaNoWriMo AND Have A Laugh

You’re really into winning NaNoWriMo on this, your last day to complete your book. Good for you! Go after it with everything you’ve got! And when you take a break, relax and have a giggle with How to Win NaNoWriMo Calmly…Kinda. At only 1 minute and 20 seconds, you can watch it while you chug your double espresso […]

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Time: Movie Symbolism Explained

I recently watched the Korean movie “Time”, an exploration of the plastic surgery craze in Korea and the damage superficiality does to people and relationships. The movie was excellent and really got across the loneliness and unhappiness an obsession with looks can cause. I recommend this movie as both a drama and a tragedy. Check […]

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