Monthly Archives: August 2015
Once again, I’m at Coffee Inn with Monika and she’s studying for a tour to the Silesian Lowlands of Poland. This is a tour she’s created and done a few times in the past, and it’s happening a week or so before school starts so I figure it’s safe to ask if I can go along. After a few minutes, she agrees. Now, sure, these tours are open to the public, but as she’s a friend, it’s like asking if you can visit at work so I want to make sure everything is cool. Continue reading
Lester Dent wrote pulp stories in the 30s and 40s, writing as much as 200,000 words in a month and known for creating the super-heroic Doc Savage. While writing so much, he came up with a “Master Fiction Plot,” reprinted below. Karen Woodward, on her blog (which I strongly recommend for writers), has a great write up on his formula and goes into detail on the various steps. Additionally, Michael Moorcock speaks highly of the formula and has adapted it to writing a full novel. Continue reading
Recently, we've been watching Lost. All of it. From the beginning. For me, this has been interesting since I never watched the whow during it's original run and even tried to watch it a couple of times over the years but got, at most, 3 episodes in before I gave up. My general reaction was along the lines of “meh.”
Just putting this here so I know where it is when I want to research for my own routines. I’m gonna start practicing soon, I swear!
With the release of the latest movie next week, here’s a look at the original TV series from 1963. Such an amazing amount of talent… it’s a shame they couldn’t get it to work. It was the Firefly of its day.
Anyway, enjoy the detective work put into discovering so much about this “lost” show.