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The Science of the Plot Twist

The Science of the Plot Twist

This post was originally published by Greg Smith here“A major part of the pleasure of plot twists, too, comes not from the shock of surprise, but from looking back at the early bits of the narrative in light of the twist. The most satisfying surprises get their...
When Action Isn’t a Good Thing

When Action Isn’t a Good Thing

This post was originally published by Greg Smith here“For example, we need to write a scene with two characters talking, but something should be happening besides dialogue, right? Enter props. We put them at a kitchen table and give them tea to pour into...
Author Earnings Sliding Fast in U.K.

Author Earnings Sliding Fast in U.K.

This post was originally published by Greg Smith here Can authors make a living as a writer? Is this another case for self-publishing and self-promotion? From Publishers Weekly: Median annual income of professional writers in the U.K. is now under £10,500, down...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom •••

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereStarring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall Director: J.A. Bayona Screenplay: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi, Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 128 minutes Release Date: June 22, 2018...
Ocean’s Eight ••1/2

Ocean’s Eight ••1/2

This post was originally published by Greg Smith hereStarring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway Director: Gary Ross Screenplay: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch Action/Comedy/Crime, Rated: PG-13 Running Time: 110 minutes Release Date: June 8, 2018 SPOILERS WITHIN!...