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Iron Man 3: A Brief Review


This weekend I caught Iron Man 3 at the local cinema and as a comic book geek who loves good writing I will have to say that it was a fun ride while maintaining the integrity of the Iron Man mythos. Many comic book movies of the ’80’s and especially the ’90’s gave in to the … Continue reading

Weekly Roundup: 9/8/2012


This weeks stories were interesting in that they show where the industry of self-publishing is moving.  We also delve into the seedy underbelly of some of its darker nature.  Enjoy. 1.  It’s a Crime – Major crime writer R.J. Ellory is caught with his hand in the cookie jar.  All he had to do was … Continue reading

10 Cheap Yet Fun Summer Activities for Kids


Summer is here, and if you are like me, the money isn’t there for trips to the zoo, water parks or amusement parks.  What to do?  Kids need stimulation, and will get bored very quickly sitting around playing video games and watching television.  These two activities are the biggest time wasters and usually do not … Continue reading

Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Creating Epic Heroes


One of my most popular posts is Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers, in which I glean from J.R.R. Tolkien’s letters of his wisdom about writing.  Today I will delve into his letters again, but will focus on the epic character Aragorn and ask Professor Tolkien how he created great characters. 1.  Motivational Mirrors – Tolkien … Continue reading

Gone, Gone: Are All the Good Ideas Gone?


In the crazy firestorm that is the major motion picture The Hunger Games we need to stop a moment and realize with a small whimper of sadness that all the good ideas may be used up. Don’t judge me.  The Hunger Games has a nice narrative, flows well, tells a good story and is all-in-all … Continue reading