Did you know that Bram Stoker's Dracula had the working title "The Dead Un-dead"? Isn't that so much clearer?
Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children's books and children's shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?
Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?
We're always told not to judge books by their covers, but how else do we decide how to buy them? (I mean, besides the obvious of asking someone who has read it).
There are many great children's stories waiting for a bigger audience. But which ones should be sent to the big screen?
Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?
Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That's why showing, not telling, makes better stories.