MonthFebruary 2012

Writerly Wednesday: Writing Lessons Learned from The Princess Bride (Film Version)

Welcome to another entry into Writing Lessons from the Movies!  Over the course of the next month, there will be 2 – count ‘em, TWO – challenges and contests! *prances around room like a little girl*  The first will begin two weeks from today, March 14th, and will directly follow the incredibly fun writing lesson I learned from Across the Universe (winner will be announced on March 21st). The next challenge and contest will be held two weeks after that […]

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Song of the Week: Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin

Happy Monday, everyone!! As I was listening to Pandora yesterday and pounding out the words (thank goodness the Muse was in good spirits!), this particular song came on and seemed to influence the scene I was working on in a way I didn’t even expect. Don’t you just love it when that happens? So of course I just to share it all of you! Hope you enjoy! :0) The Diary Of Jane lyricsSongwriters: Fincke, Aaron; Szeliga, Chad; James, Mark; Burnley, […]

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This Week in Favs….

Playing on the Zune: Attack by 30 Seconds to Mars **Note: My apologies, but one-sentence descriptions are not available this week due to out of state travel for business/day-job. Next week’s a new – and slower (hopefully) – week! :0) Social Media and Author Websites “22 Ways to Create Compelling Content When You Don’t Have a Clue [Infographic]” by Copyblogger “Twitter Tips” by Jessica Faust on the BookEnds, LLC blog “The 90/10 Promotion Rule: What to Do With the 10%” […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Under the Weather Writing–Er, Sleeping

First off, I do apologize for not having a Writing Lessons from the Movies post together and ready for today.  I spent most of the past weekend asleep in bed due to the crud finally managing to knock me down.  And that’s exactly what I’d like to talk about today: What do you do when you’re feeling under the weather?!? If you’re like me – a perfectionist – you can’t even fathom the idea of spending an entire Saturday and […]

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Song of the Week: Serenity by Godsmack

I’ve been under the weather all weekend, so this week I really wanted a song that would instill a bit of calm into what I’m sure will be a chaotic week. After missing a day and a half of work last week, and considering that I will be out of the office traveling for 3 days this week, I’ve really got to find some serenity in order to keep myself from pulling my hair out by Wednesday. I do hope […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Writing Lessons Learned from The Good Girl

Last week we visited Forrest Gump and analyzed just a few of the writing lessons the movie offered.  This week we’re going to venture into a movie that wasn’t exactly considered a blockbuster, but it won over the critics nonetheless: The Good Girl. While it wasn’t a popular movie, it was most definitely noticed at Sundance and proved to the critics that Jennifer Aniston could definitely push past her role of Rachel on Friends. It also showed us how the […]

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Song of the Week: Sing for Absolution by Muse

Happy Monday, everyone!! This particular song is a go-to whenever I have a hard time getting the muse the cooperate. For instance: I sat down to write this past Saturday and the muse decided he would not stick around after I got started.  I turned this song on, set it to repeat, closed my eyes,  listened for a couple of rounds, and poof! There he was standing next to me, whiskey in hand, ready to continue from where we’d left […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Writing Lessons Learned from Forrest Gump

Thanks to the super-convincing awesomesauce words of S.P. Sipal, I’ve decided to do a series of posts based on the writing lessons we can learn from movies (I do believe I may have found my niche *throws confetti*).  Last week we visited John Hughes’s The Breakfast Club. This week we’re going to visit an even bigger blockbuster of a movie: Forrest Gump. Plot per IMDB: “Forrest, Forrest Gump, is a simple man with a low IQ but good intentions. He […]

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