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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: book review

This book was recommended to me by an actor who was also working on being a writer/director/producer. I was driving him and a few other people in a massive 15 passenger van to set, and while I navigated through construction and New York drivers, we chatted about our work. We initially bonded over the incredible Stephen King book “On Writing,” which was intensely important in my development as a writer. If I liked that book, this actor noted, then I would love “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. It would be like a shot of adrenaline, he promised, and I told him that I would check it out. Continue reading “The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: book review”

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Harry Potter and the Poorly Executed Film Series part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of this blog, click here. A lot of the issues I have with the final two movies stem from issues ignored in the previous films, which I highlighted in the first blog. In this blog, I pick apart the final two Harry Potter movies (parts 1 and 2 of the Deathly Hallows) and discuss the things they should have kept true, or at least more true, to the books. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Poorly Executed Film Series part 2”

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Harry Potter and the Poorly Executed Film Series part 1

This is the first of two blogs dedicated to my qualms with the Harry Potter films, where I’ll be discussing, in depth, the portions of the books that should have been included. I understand that translating books to movies is complicated, and not everything can be included. But that’s not an excuse for the movies to completely disregard the reasons the books are so incredible. Because of what they left out, these movies fell flat of the excellence of the books, and that’s not acceptable. This post will be dedicated to the movies previous to the final 2 Deathly Hallows installments, and the next will be, obviously, entirely about the last two movies. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Poorly Executed Film Series part 1”

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STEVE EFFING KLUGER IS THE EFFING MAN!!

Three posts in one day. I know, I know. I’m sorry. But holy crap. HOLY CRAP. So remember Steve Kluger, the author of my absolute favorite book in the world, The Last Days of Summer? I write about him so much he has his own “tag” (check the tag cloud to the right of this blog and a bit further down, and you’ll see what I mean). I love his books and I love his writing and… yeah. I’m probably one of his biggest fangirls ever. Anyways. Continue reading “STEVE EFFING KLUGER IS THE EFFING MAN!!”