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The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments

When it comes to creative writing, no commandments are carved in stone. Any writer can bend, twist, stretch, crush, or shred any of the rules of writing that has been handed down by mentors and known authors we all want to become. However, there are still “laws” that are common among all writers that to Read more about The Fiction Writer’s 10 Commandments[…]

Contratiempo

Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)

Contratiempo, also known internationally as The Invisible Guest, is a 2016 Spanish film by Oriol Paulo. Aside from being a crime fiction fan, I also appreciate foreign films like this. The story starts when lawyer Virginia Goodman visits businessman Adrian Doria, who is under house arrest for killing his mistress, fashion photographer Laura Vidal. For Read more about Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)[…]

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]

Be inspired. Brew plots. Fix it later.

Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.

You might have noticed some changes on my website — from the big title section down to the footer. I knew and I felt the need for change. Everything in me is a work in progress. You might think I’m fickle minded because I keep on changing. I used to be a perfectionist and every Read more about Be Inspired. Brew Plots. Fix It Later.[…]

Arthur Conan Doyle

7 Little Known Facts About Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer. He was noted for creating the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. When I was a child, I’ve been hearing references to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. But it was only during my professional years that I got hold of the complete volumes of his works. Read more about 7 Little Known Facts About Arthur Conan Doyle[…]

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When They Say That Your Writing is Episodic

After winning Honorable Mention in a screenplay writing contest, I lent my screenplay manuscript to a  co-worker for her to read. When she returned to me the manuscript, she said, “…the story is good, but it’s episodic…” Hearing the word “episodic”, I immediately agreed because in my thoughts the story was also based in some Read more about When They Say That Your Writing is Episodic[…]

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Ordeal By Innocence

Ordeal By Innocence, (1958) by Agatha Christie I think I mentioned before that Ordeal By Innocence, the 1958 novel of my idol, Agatha Christie, is the first book I’ve read among Christie’s long list of novels. I was on my sixth grade when I got hold of a copy of it. 32 years after, I Read more about Ordeal By Innocence[…]

Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet

Casting JonBenet is a 2017 documentary film by Kitty Green. It is about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case in 1996 and the actors’ thoughts about her death and its investigation. “I’m ___, and I’m auditioning for the role of ___.” The film opens with kids wearing similar American-themed costumes scrambling to their seats, getting ready Read more about Casting JonBenet[…]