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Interesting. It’s the year 2053. Earth has made first contact with an extraterrestrial race; socialist aliens who reproduce asexually. 50 Problem Words and Phrases. The Periodic Table of Storytelling. 20 Upcoming Trailers Were Most Excited About. With so many incredible films due in cinemas over the next couple of years, we’re going to have our eyes peeled as always for any nugget of information – some casting news, a synopsis, a couple of pictures, a poster... even a logo.

20 Upcoming Trailers Were Most Excited About

And yet nothing quite gives us a true glimpse of all the fun and thrills like that very first trailer. So, with that in mind, here are 20 trailers that we currently look for every day and then throw a loud, crying tantrum when we can’t find them Bond 24 Why We're Excited: The James Bond franchise is one of the longest in cinema history, but also one of the most hit-and-miss overall.

And yet last instalment Skyfall managed to exceed expectations, providing explosive action and a surprising amount of game-changing plot. What We're Hoping To See: A glimpse at a major action set piece followed by 007 making some quintessentially British remark. Avatar 2 Finding Dory Warcraft What We're Hoping To See: Just a first look at the visuals is top of our priority list.

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing. Elmore Leonard — author of Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch — died today.

Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing

What was it about his suspense thrillers that made them both popular AND critically acclaimed? Maybe his own writing rules will provide the answer. 10 things you should watch out for in your writing, according to Elmore Leonard 1. Never open a book with weather. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. And his most important rule, to sum up all the others: “If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.” Astrolabe Free Chart from.

- StumbleUpon. - StumbleUpon. 10 places of myth and legend - travel tips and articles. Even though we can get to the other side of the world in less than a day, there are still places that resist becoming everyday.

10 places of myth and legend - travel tips and articles

Over the centuries they have accumulated tall stories like Manhattan accumulates tall buildings. So pack your compass, reading glasses and imagination for a journey to sites of myth and legend. Here are ten places that are caught in the imagination more tightly than on any map. Zanzibar, Tanzania Image by phoosh Just the name 'Zanzibar' conjures images of harem girls giggling behind gauzy veils, carved wooden doors opening to spice-filled rooms and other images from The Thousand and One Nights. El Dorado, Colombia Image by *L*u*z*A* Veiled behind vine-draped trees deep in the Amazon jungle gleams a dazzling kingdom of gold. Valley Of The Kings, Egypt Image by archer10 (Dennis) On the west bank of the Nile River, across from the city of Luxor, lies the final resting place of Egypt’s pharaohs.

Ys, France Image by Aided_Eye Troy, Turkey Image by myhsu Karakorum, Mongolia. Designing character interviews that really matter (including genre-inspired questions) I'm sure you've seen a lot of character-interview posts, but I'm hoping this one won't be like most you've seen elsewhere, so stick with me.

Designing character interviews that really matter (including genre-inspired questions)

I'm writing it as an update and expansion of one of my most popular posts of all time, "Know Your Character Inside and Out. " The post will have two parts: first, a discussion of what criteria make questions more useful and less pointlessly trivial, and below that, a list of questions that deal with world and identity, and with genre (so you can skip down if you like).

Okay, so why should you conduct a mock interview with your character? What is it that makes a character interview more than just a bunch of random silly questions? You can learn a lot from an interview if you conduct it the right way. You will want to ask the kinds of questions that help you understand your character and where he/she fits in his/her world.