Zombies might have been better. It wasn’t unexpected, but the reality of the Ricky Nolasco trade is still surprisingly galling. The Marlins traded the franchise leader in Wins, Strikeouts, and Innings Pitched last Saturday for what one writer is calling a collection of “warm bodies”. The prospects received in return are not highly regarded. … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday Week 14: Warm Bodies
Leafing through the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you might come across an odd term: "High-Concept". If you're at a similar place in your journey to become a storyteller, you might be just as baffled as I am by the term. Thanks to a recent article in Writer's Digest, a little research, and … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: High concept, or, Wait–what?
Entering Week 3 of the 2013 season, the Miami Marlins were tied for the worst record in Major League Baseball. Good news? I nailed my prediction for Week 3, marking the record at 2-5. Bad news? That performance won them sole possession of the worst record in the league. Here's more news of the good/bad … Continue reading Miami Marlins Monday: A Face that Wins the Internet, and, wait, is that Bellboy really a Catcher?
Drama is life with the dull parts taken out. -Alfred Hitchcock This post's information comes to you via the works and words of one James Scott Bell, an author of numerous thrillers and books on writing craft, including Conflict & Suspense. James Scott Bell contributes regularly to Writer's Digest, is an active teacher at writing … Continue reading Becoming a Storyteller: Creating Conflict, or, Do I Have a Green Thumb for Fiction?