10 Obscure Fairy-Tale Films Today is the birthday of one half of the illustrious sibling storybook scribes, the brothers Grimm. Nineteenth-century author Jacob Grimm, along with his brother Wilhelm, produced some of the most widely read stories and influential tales in the history of literature. Their fantasy and folklore narratives have inspired a myriad of film adaptations — some of the best frequently forgotten. Discover ten obscure fairy-tale films, many you can watch right now, below. Coping with Rejection Rejection is part of a writer’s life. Anyone who wants to make it as a writer needs to learn to face rejection bravely, gracefully, and frequently. Three tips for coping with rejection:
6 Excellent Tools For Writing Without Distractions Just as the Web has brought us untold advances in innovation, collaboration and productivity, it has also given us things like this Tumblr blog curating animated GIFs of Tom Hanks portraying various animals, not to mention Farmville, Twitter or the 35 hours of video that are uploaded to YouTube every minute. With so many digital distractions, it's a wonder we can get anything done. For those of us for whom being productive means stringing words together, whether we're bloggers, marketing copy writers or aspiring novelists, the Internet can be a mixed blessing.
The Not-So-Grand List of Overused Fantasy Clichés Like the Fantasy Novelists Exam and Grand list of overused science fiction clichés and The Grand List of Console Role Playing Game Cliches here is: The Not-So-Grand List of Overused Fantasy Clichés by Teresa Dietzinger (and contributors) “Inspired by John Van Sickle’s Grand list of Overused Science Fiction Clichés , which is a writer’s guide to ideas and plot devices in Science Fiction which might have been a good idea at one point but, to quote Van Sickle, “have become hackneyed from overuse by the unimaginative,” unquote. I have sought to create a similar list for ideas and plot devices pertaining specifically to the Fantasy genre, (although I have decided I will not rate the cliches or try to categorize them. Suffice to say, this is simply a list of characterizations, ideas, and plot elements which have a tendency to crop up in Fantasy Fiction on a continual basis.)” Overused Settings and Storylines
The war over "Wolf of Wall Street" Here we are again: How does Martin Scorsese feel about Jordan Belfort, the debauched penny-stock tycoon played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who never quite receives his just deserts in “The Wolf of Wall Street”? How did Vladimir Nabokov feel about Humbert Humbert, the pedophile narrator of his most famous novel? How does Brian DePalma feel about Al Pacino’s Tony Montana (“Say chhh-ello to my leetle frien’”) in “Scarface”? Generate Great Content Need … more … post … ideas!. It’s no secret that I’ve been saying (here on Write To Done and elsewhere), over and over again, that the secret to my success at Zen Habits — and the secret to any blog’s success, actually — is to consistently create amazing, useful, interesting content. That’s a pretty simple idea, in theory, but much harder to implement on a regular basis. I know because I sometimes struggle with it myself. I think I do a decent job at creating great content on a regular basis, but just like anyone else, I have trouble from time to time trying to keep the quality and frequency of my content at a sufficiently high level. When I face those dry spells, I go back to the basics — I remember the things that got me where I am today, and they work every time.
Download WRITEMONKEY 2.6.0 for Windows (32 and 64 bit, targeted to .NET 4.0) Current stable release (March 16th 2014) ---------------------------------------- wm2603.zip wm2603.zip (alternative location) This is the latest stable release. It is the recommended download for most users. CALLIHOO Writing Helps Character Feelings You can describe your character's feelings in more exact terms than just "happy" or "sad." Check these lists for the exact nuance to describe your character's intensity of feelings. SF Characters | SF Items | SF Descriptors | SF Places | SF EventsSF Jobs/Occupations | Random Emotions | Emotions List | Intensity of Feelings
The Voyager Mission and the Golden Record Last September, the Times reported that Voyager 1, the hardy spacecraft launched in 1977, had exited the solar system and entered the interstellar void. Whenever stories about Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 appear in the papers, I read every word, transfixed: I was nine years old when the vessels began their journeys outward, and avidly followed news of their early progress. When, in 1981, I changed schools, a favorite teacher gave me a copy of Carl Sagan’s book “Murmurs of Earth,” which describes the Golden Record affixed to both Voyagers—a disk containing greetings, natural sounds, pictures, and music, intended to document human civilization for the possible benefit of extraterrestrial beings. To hear that Voyager 1 is now nineteen billion kilometres from Earth is a precise indicator of the aging process. At the same time, the craft’s longevity—it is expected to continue sending data until 2025—is vaguely encouraging. May we all transmit so reliably.
Tips By Michael C. Munger Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. But we aren't as good at it as we should be. I have never understood why our trade values, but rarely teaches, nonfiction writing. In my nearly 30 years at universities, I have seen a lot of very talented people fail because they couldn't, or didn't, write. Writing Realistic Injuries Quick Contents Introduction General remarks What's normal?Reactions to injury - including emotional reactions, fainting and shock.
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy' Landing On Earth Soon Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy will soon leap out from print and into the big screen. It was in 1969 when Marvel first came out with the story of a team of superheroes in an alternate universe. A reboot of the comic series in 2008 introduced a modern version of the team, which is based in the mainstream Marvel Universe. Characters If you're enjoying the content here, check out our new site, Thoughtcrime Games. Thanks for visiting! If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!