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Writing Bookshelf

A selection of recommended books on Writing. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful over the years. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… 1,416 more words


Frustrate Expectations

“You want to frustrate expectations, but you also want to break clichés in a surprising way. So in Hoosiers instead of benching the good player and putting in the bad player, benches the good player and there’s no one to replace him. 196 more words


The Art of Hoping--Writer Style

We all have hopes that ride through life on a tandem bicycle with dreams. Those two wispy wants make up a big part of what makes us human, and vulnerable, and fearless. 324 more words


One Draft is Not Enough

There’s a scene in Moneyball I particularly like. Brad Pitt’s character, Billy Beane, and his first base coach, Ron Washington, are talking to Chris Pratt’s character, Scott Hatteberg, about playing first base. 1,314 more words


I'm Looking Forward To: Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

Des Doyle, the director of Showrunners, available to watch online from Friday, says about his topic, that he’d “waited diligently for a documentary to come along to explain exactly what a ‘showrunner’ did,” he says. 149 more words


The Joy of Paper

In general, I abhor clutter, cleaning out my closets regularly and avoiding buying more than I need. The glaring exception is paper records, which I save by the boxful. 520 more words