Friday, February 19, 2016

Seven Writing Links -- Volume 113

Not much to say this week.  I saw Deadpool and enjoyed it, but be prepared for a lot of swearing and graphic scenes.  If you thought Kingsmen was too much, don't even bother with this movie.

From a writers point of view, although the supposed all-is-lost moment occurred at the 3/4 point of the movie, just when it's supposed to occur, I was surprised to find it really wasn't much of a black moment. In fact, the writers went for some laughs during this sequence, so I wouldn't recommend this movie for story structure analysis. Just enjoy the humor and over the top violence.

BTW, even though each of the superheros/villains were each supposed to have their own unique powers, when it came down to the fighting, they all seemed pretty much the same--super strong and able to withstand ridiculous amounts of damage.  Come on Marvel, you can do better than that!

Anyway have a great weekend and enjoy the links!

ChemistKen


Copyediting: It Doesn’t End With Your Manuscript

5 Common Problems With Middles

Secrets, Lies, Mistakes, and Wounds: Three Key Tips for Creating Real and Relatable Characters (Part TWO)

Everything I Need to Know about Dialogue, I Learned from Aaron Sorkin
Funny. After I post about using TV dramas to learn about writing dialogue, I come across this post.

Four Crippling Misconceptions About Deep POV

Successful Book Marketing Using Facebook Ads With Adam Croft

Breaking Down Scene Structure into 3 Parts




3 comments:

  1. Those middles are the worst, aren't they? I'm checking out that link. Thanks.

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  2. I was disappointed in Deadpool and I blame Marvel as well. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  3. Yeah, we won't be bothering with Deadpool. My hubby just shook his head when he first heard the news. There's no way you could make a clean movie with that guy.

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