Tag: Storytelling

Netflix’s new interactive shows are a great idea—but the idea isn’t new

As part of their attempt to edge out competition, Netflix is introducing shows where viewers can dictate the plot. But what does that mean, and will it work?

Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

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?

The difference between children’s and adults’ books

Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing

Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.

Flowchart for Book Naming

A guide to writing good titles for books

Actually, you probably shouldn’t use this guide. It’s not at all serious. But seriously, you should read it anyway.

Photo Courtesy of Disney

The evolution of the Disney Princess Movie—and why Disney should just give it up

As another Disney princess hits the big screen, it’s time to question whether there really should be anymore Disney princesses—and if so, what their purpose is.

Old Town

Have Your Poor: a short story

Read a new short story that I wrote available at Noisetrade and Amazon.

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

E-books vs. print: is there really a better or worse?

For the last couple of years, print books and e-books have been competing for sales. But really, do they have to?

Re:Zero

Re:Zero review: is it worth the hype?

What would it be like if people died and respawned like they do in video games? Re:Zero, a new anime, explores that idea.

Courtesy of Universal Pictures

Review: Bourne is back and has adapted to our modern, tech-centric world

The new Jason Bourne brings back what was great about the originals, but also mixes in new elements from our world to make it a thrilling show.