Category: writing and storytelling

Dwarfism, little people, and St. Nic, Inc.

Little people, or people with dwarfism, figure prominently in the award winning action novel St. Nic, Inc. for an important reason.

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Anna‘s stylish action elevates its story

Anna is the newest action movie by French auteur director Luc Besson and my full…

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Strong storylines and characters lift Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix limped into the box offices over its first weekend and seems destined to…

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Captain Marvel‘s fast pace stumbles on storytelling

Captain Marvel has emerged as the first true blockbuster of 2019, bursting out of the…

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The story behind the cover of Calusa Spirits

The cover for Calusa Spirits is great, and I think thing it’s the best one…

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I’m back! Florida Writers Conference 2018

I have once again been invited back to join the faculty of the Florida Writers…

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War memorials use immersive design to create visceral stories

A few unexpected extra hours in Washington, D.C. recently allowed me to visit the World…

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What sailing ships tell us about storytelling

As a kid, I was fascinated by sailboats and sailing ships. I loved reading adventure…

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Review: Tomb Raider fails to live up to Vikendar’s strong performance

The 2018 reboot of the Tomb Raider film franchise is a serviceable action film with…

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Molly’s Game and the subjective interpretation of movies

Everyone once in a while, I am reminded of how subjective our interpretations of movies…

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