Tag: storytelling

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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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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Katniss vs. Tris: Who is the stronger character?

As the DC Comics superhero clash movie Superman Vs. Batman hits the theaters this weekend,…

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The story in “Unsafe On Any Campus?”

Oddly, many people, including professional writers, don’t think of nonfiction books in terms of story….

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Five take aways from the Royal Palm Literary Awards

St. Nic, Inc., my re-imagination of the Santa Claus myth through the lens of an…

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Game of Thrones and rape as a plot device

By SR Staley A virtual firestorm of debate erupted last month over a rape scene…

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The case for modern teen & YA fiction in school classrooms

by Claire W. Staley Some people tell me that they wish they read as much…

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How dwarves ended up in St. Nic, Inc.: An unexpected journey

Little people figure prominently in my newest novel, St. Nic, Inc.  Moreover, the climax hinges on…

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Why Write a Reality Adventure About the Santa Claus Myth?

My newest book, St. Nic, Inc., takes on one of America’s most cherished children’s myths,…

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What “The Equalizer” film told me about character development

I often gauge a movie’s value by whether it stimulates my thinking as a writer…

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