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”
I finally watched Star Trek Beyond and loved it!
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?
Do you have music playing in the background when you write?
I do and as the title above suggests, music and writing go hand in hand for me when I’m being creative.
My writing music is heavily indie-oriented but I do enjoy the likes of Lana Del Rey (she’s considered mainstream, right?), BANKS, Phantogram ….
I also love hearing Asa, Feist, Flume, Tove Lo … you name it, I want it to hear it.
What do you listen to?
Check out my current playlist – ‘Modern Writing Music’. Oh, it includes songs from Game of Thrones, The Leftovers and Battlestar Galactica (the reimagined series, which in my opinion was the best. show. evah!), some good old funk, palmwine music and more.
What do you like to listen to when you’re being creative? Do share.
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