My Fave (scripted) TV Shows of 2016

I suspect there’s a different version of me. The one who’d rather watch a tv or movie adaptation than read the book on which the production was based. Yes, I watched the Dune films instead of simply reading the books. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the Game of Thrones books, but will probably never sink into those hefty tomes. The one exception has been The Expanse by James S.A. Corey and yes, the books are much better than the tv show, which is excellent!

I’ve greatly enjoyed watching television in 2016. Frankly, my increased consumption of scripted tv shows was in an effort to better understand the art of storytelling. My hope was that this would translate into better writing for me. I think it has but even if it hasn’t, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy some good quality tv!

So, what have I spent my year watching? (Warning: Pic heavy thread coming) Continue reading “My Fave (scripted) TV Shows of 2016”

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2016: My Year in Books! Part 1

One key piece of advice for aspiring authors is to READ, READ, READ.

While I’d heard and read that suggestion everywhere, I didn’t take it seriously until this year. As a result, I did my best to increase the number of books I read in 2016. I’d set a goal on Goodreads for 12 books but, I’m going to read 24 or 25 books this year instead.

That isn’t an earth-shattering number for many others, but for me? It’s a fly me to the moon sort of number. (Uh, I don’t know why I have Frank Sinatra singing in my head, but that’s where the moon reference came from).

So, what did I read this year?

Continue reading “2016: My Year in Books! Part 1”

#writinglessons: Star Trek Beyond

I finally watched Star Trek Beyond and loved it!

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What a great movie. Right amount of laughs, tension, action and heart-racing fear to keep me engaged. Even the bad guy made sense in the end.

So, what did I learn from the movie?

Plenty. Continue reading “#writinglessons: Star Trek Beyond”