Rob Re-Writes the Star Wars Prequels – Episode III

See the previous re-writes of the Star Wars prequels here:
Episode I “The Phantom Menace”
Episode II “The Clone Wars”

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this perversion of the prequels. Wait. That sounds terrible. I mean, I’ve really just been scratching an itch I’ve had for a decade. Ok… that didn’t sound good either.

Confession time: I’ve written Star Wars fan fiction before (mostly when I was a kid), but I never tried to fix something Lord Lucas made. I felt honored to at least have more Star Wars films, even if they didn’t quite catch the original magic of that first trilogy.

But here we are. I can’t stop now. We must reach cathartic completion of this prequel trilogy.

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Underneath, a Superman

Photo Sep 26, 1 16 47 PM (1)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!

The Narrative Problem with Ghost Recon Wildlands

How do you make a nonlinear story have resonance and meaningful impact, especially when the audience can do whatever they want. Yes, let’s talk about video games. Specifically, Ghost Recon Wildlands. Ubisoft made a rich, entertaining world. Their story though? Not great. The sacrifice made at the altar of player agency was compelling narrative and story resolution. Continue reading

4 Helpful Tools Writers Should Get Now!

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