It's a bit hard to study film history without including Marilyn Monroe at some point. However, I wanted to look beyond her iconic appearance. Could she actually act? Here's a film that tries her talent, not just her physique. STORY: After being snubbed by his lover, a man named Jed starts flirting with a Nell … Continue reading 75 YOF: “Don’t Bother to Knock,” the Marvelous, Maniacal Monroe (1952)
Month: July 2016
A Creator’s Journey #2–Inspirations
I've never been able to take inspiration from success stories. I know the point of them is to say, "I did it and so can you!" but for some reason, hearing the tales of other writers doesn't give me a lot of hope. In fact, it's usually the opposite. While I'm certainly envious, that's not … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #2–Inspirations
How NOT to Support An Artist
In case you didn't know, there are two responses when an author asks if you want a copy of his book. Yes No That's it. Modify them to your voice (Sure/Nope, Yes please/No Thanks, Aw Yis/Hell Naw) and you're set. There is no middle option. Do you want the book or not? Why do I … Continue reading How NOT to Support An Artist
75 YOF: “African Queen,”One Ugly-Ass Romance (1951)
Sometimes when examining film history, it's good to shine a light on particular, popular actors. This film has two: Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Better yet, Bogart won the Oscar for Best Actor in this film. That's good enough for me! STORY: World War I is in full swing and not even Africa is safe. … Continue reading 75 YOF: “African Queen,”One Ugly-Ass Romance (1951)
A Creator’s Journey #1–Fanficing
You would think that after fourteen years of writing I would learn to click that little "Save" button in the upper-left corner at least once per day. Nope. My computer reset itself for unknown reasons and now I've lost a page of material. It's only a page, yes, but that page represented a full day's … Continue reading A Creator’s Journey #1–Fanficing
Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”
This week, I have something new for you guys. Throughout my blog I've lamented over the state of Christian fiction, mostly that it's stuck in familiar ideas. Mark Carver will have none of that. He creates raw, edgy fiction that still tackles spiritual issues. And in honor of his upcoming novel, Nikolai the Penitent, I … Continue reading Author Interview: Mark Carver and “Nikolai the Penitent”
75 YOF: “All About Eve” and the Snoot Factor
This post is part of a fun experiment in which I watch a movie from each release year from 1941 to 2016 to see how movies, and our world, have changed. You don't have to read the previous entries to understand this one, but if you'd like to see the progression, click here to see … Continue reading 75 YOF: “All About Eve” and the Snoot Factor
Will Disney Really Give Elsa a Girlfriend?
There's been a hashtag floating around the internet called #giveelsaagirlfriend, in which supporters think the ice-slinging Elsa from Frozen should be Disney's first homosexual main character. Even the voice actress, Idina Menzel, thinks it's a good idea (source). Incidentally, this has also sparked the hashtag #giveelsaagirlfriend jack, which says Elsa would be better off with Jack … Continue reading Will Disney Really Give Elsa a Girlfriend?
A Random Freebie Has Appeared!
I’ve read this book and it’s a darn good one. Very much like a modernish fairy tale, plenty of dark whimsy, fun and creepy at the same time. And creative. Definitely recommend it.
So… apparently I had scheduled a 2-day promotion for my book for the 13th and 14th of July, and then promptly forgot about it. Goes to show what a serious writer I am – not only am I absolutely neglectful blogging-wise, I don’t even remember my own events. Been too busy running around catching Pokemon and bumping into walls to keep track of things, haha.
Anyway. I know by now most of my followers have grabbed free copies, but in case you missed any of my previous promos, you can get download it today and tomorrow from Kindle for free!
If for some reason you can’t use Kindle, shoot me a message through my contact form and let me know which file format works best for you.
And if it’s not too much trouble, please share! 🙂
“You First”–When You’re the Problem
Isn't life so much better when you can absolve all your own sins and criticize another's? Like when a Mexican drug lord slaughters an entire family, or a greedy CEO embezzles millions, or when a stranger on Twitter throws out a racial slur that could curdle milk. You're so far removed from the offense that … Continue reading “You First”–When You’re the Problem