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!


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


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

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

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  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.