Category Archives: Film

Plots and cats

As I’m finishing the first revision of my work in progress, I’ve stumbled upon the concept of plot charting — which I wish I had stumbled upon before I started writing this novel in the first place. Plot charting isn’t … Continue reading

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What Donald Rumsfeld taught me about writing

I recently went to see The Unkown Known, the documentary about Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld, for those of you who didn’t have to suffer through the ’70s and ’80s, is an American political survivor who served under four Republican presidents, including … Continue reading

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What’s Ender’s game?

Most people who read speculative fiction have an opinion about Orson Scott Card, one way or another. With the upcoming film adaption of his Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning novelĀ Ender’s Game, debate has reached a fever pitch. Some argue that Card’s personal … Continue reading

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