THE LAST JEDI
Tilt down to Starkiller Base. Han feels like he has been falling forever. He tumbles into the darkness of a seemingly never-ending pit. Han feels at his torso, the slight hole throbbing like an old imperial probe. His wound was cauterized by the lightsaber blade from his son, the infamous Kylo Ren.
Down and down he falls, tumbling down the rabbit hole. His mind searches for answers. How could he save his son?
Finally, he lands. On a mountain of fluffy Porgs.
Han Solo is alive, atop a bed of fluffy Porgs. He rolls over until he meets the dusty earth of the cavernous floor. He looks up. Starkiller base is imploding. The First Order is on the run. They have succeeded.
There is no time to celebrate for Han. The cavern is closing in around him. The roofs caves in, and, just before the mountainous rock strikes him, Han can be heard uttering his last words.
I like to leave this figurine on my desk at work. It’s mostly because I’m a kid at heart, but it also has a certain context for me. Underneath the ordinary, there is a superman (or woman). We have a power in ourselves that we have a tendency to ignore or deny.
So you may not have a phone booth to transform in, but, you should know, that you are superman. You have the ability to make a difference in anything you touch.
Carry on, mild mannered reporters. And when the situation calls on you, take a proactive role in what is going on around you!
It’s 8:45pm, my daughter is asleep, and I’m staring at my laptop screen wondering if I can muster the courage to type some words into a scene. My current WIP (work in progress for the uninitiated) needs “more”, and I’m sitting here wondering if I will fall asleep before I can make something of a scene that I had a hard first run-through. Continue reading
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Life is full of expectations, due dates, and responsibilities. I’m a father, husband, full time worker at a nonprofit organization, and a video and design freelancer. And I write. Sometimes. When I can push the words through my brain like meat through a grinder. Continue reading
Sometimes a writer needs tools to get the job done. If anything, tools can make the hard work of writing a novel, essay, or piece of content that much easier. I’ve thought about some of the tools I use, and I’ve come up with 4 helpful tools that writers can get now that will help them in the long run.
Also, if you have tools that are useful to you, share below in the comments! I’m always on the lookout for a new trick to make writing that much smoother. Continue reading
I am not an expert. I don’t have a bundle of best sellers under my belt. I’m not going to tell you that I have all the answers. But I like to read. I like to read books and like I watch films. I started my career as a video editor. I’ve made short films. I’ve seen how the medium has become democratized by digital equipment, and I have seen how that has made story more important than Hollywood budgets. I’ve also seen self-publishing democratize fiction writing in much the same way. So I married those two ideas together, and this is where we’re left: a few insights on how to write your book like a filmmaker. Continue reading
I like tinkering with ideas. I like curiosities.