Category: Characters development

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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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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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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Review: Wonder Woman is a smart, well executed action film

My movie review of Wonder Woman is live at the Independent Institute. I really liked…

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Review: La La Land entertains with music, dance, and substance

The contemporary romantic dance musical La La Land continues to post strong earnings at the…

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How to fix Jack Reacher

I recently saw the Tom Cruise action film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The movie…

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The art of visual storytelling: Deepwater Horizon

The action film Deepwater Horizon has a lot of elements that make it one of…

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A pirate, a ninja, and a gens de couleur walk into a bar in 1784 New Orleans….

A pirate, a ninja, and a gens de couleur wak into a bar in 1784 New…

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Tris Prior is more than just a buff, kick-butt character

 I know that books typically have more depth than films, but YA fiction has tended…

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Where do good female characters come from?

While recently researching blog posts about the Divergent film series, I ran across a 2011 blog post…

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