Hello there. I'm currently house/pet sitting for some dear friends of mine, so I'm pretty happy that I actually remembered that it's a blogging day. Especially as I am right smack in the middle of a Planet Earth binge. How have I not watched this show before? What have I been doing with my life? … Continue reading Pretty Dang Majestic.
You know how last week I talked about breaking out of the jungle and into the clearing of character design? Well. Turns out, it was actually a clearing at a cliff's edge, because the next few chapters in my guidebook were all about scenes: How to plan them for maximum emotional impact, and how to … Continue reading Cliff Jumping into Scenes.
Ugh. I'm having one of those days. Okay, weeks. Okay, months. Okay, lives. Yeah, this probably isn't that inspiring, but maybe I at least elicited a snort of recognition and comradeship? I just can't today, y'all. I just can't.
In my desperate jungle scramble towards this year's NaNoWriMo, much of the process has been unfamiliar and scary. Although I love the process of learning for its own sake, sometimes struggling through the underbrush of theme and subplots* had me feeling a bit breathless. Imagine my delight, then, when I broke out into the clearing … Continue reading Walking Contradictions.
Driving up the freeway a week or so back, I saw a sign hanging from the rollercoaster of our local water park: Haunted House - Now Hiring! And I just thought that was worth sharing.
Okie dokie. Nearly a week later, and I finally feel able to talk coherently about Coldplay. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaX7teFRu-/?taken-by=coldplay Well, maybe semi-coherently. I'm just now getting to the point where I can say, "Yeah, that actually happened. I wasn't just watching a YouTube video." I'm one of the little twinkles on the left in that top photo. … Continue reading Sixty Thousand.
"I've never been cool and I don't really care about being cool. It's just an awful lot of time and hair gel wasted." -Chris Martin I may have already posted this quote, because it's one of my all-time favorites, especially coming from one of the coolest people alive. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZaZuzHF-LE/?taken-by=coldplay Oh yes, people, Chris Martin is … Continue reading Time and Hair Gel.
As I mentioned last week, I've embarked on a guided tour through the plotting jungle, beginning with the stuff I usually leave for the end. Themes. I usually sit at the "I don't know what I've written until I've written it" table, so I felt nervous and rebellious when I realized I would have to … Continue reading Theme Park.
Yep. There's a field of science that explores the relationship between art and the brain. This makes me so freakin' happy, y'all. As does this pretty web page that introduces the field. Even though the sounds and visuals are from Swan Lake. I'm a dancer, people, which means that I have a special groove dug … Continue reading Neuroaesthetics is a Thing Now.
Hello everybody. Don't you just hate it when you sit down to blog, you've got a plan in mind of what you want to talk about, and then... The words don't want to come? That's where I'm at today, folks, so if I sound a bit more burbly than usual, I apologize in advance. I'm … Continue reading Plotting My Downfall.*