Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

Skyward

Posted: 6th January 2019 by Cheap in Camping, Cycling, Fiction, Filmmaking, Outdoors, Television, Travel, Writing

When I had first heard about Skyward, it seemed interesting, but I ultimately decided not to read it.  Brandon Sanderson is an amazing author who has become one of my favorites, and the description of the story was definitely interesting, but when I found out it was YA fiction, I decided to pass.  My recent […]

Unrealistic Characters

Posted: 4th January 2019 by Cheap in Fiction, Writing

I am just starting Elantris, which is Brandon Sanderson’s first published novel.  I’m not ready to call his characters two-dimensional, but let’s say they are simple.  This is a subject that concerns me, because it I find it to be one of the major factors in making or breaking the quality a novel.  I have […]

Character Analysis

Posted: 10th September 2018 by Cheap in Fiction, Writing

A popular way to begin writing a story is to start by creating a character. I have read plenty about creating characters, but it has occurred to me that perhaps I should examine a variety of fictional characters I already know, and analyze them on the basis of my book knowledge about character creation.  This […]

Adapting The Zero Stone to Film

Posted: 9th September 2018 by Cheap in Fiction, Filmmaking, Writing

It seems to me that The Zero Stone would be easily adaptable to film.  As such, I might make an attempt to write a film script about it, although it isn’t a novel that fills me with passion.  It is a fairly straightforward story. Eet is a creature that would best be handled as CG […]

More Things

Posted: 30th August 2016 by Cheap in Fiction, Videography, Writing

My reading progress this month has been rather poor.  I was stuck on The Raven Boys for three weeks because it took that long to catch my interest.  Every time I tried to read a little, it made me sleepy, which is never a good sign.  The characters developed slowly, and I guess I don’t […]

Things

Posted: 31st July 2016 by Cheap in Fiction, Me, Writing

A couple weeks ago, I went to a meet-up of writers in Jefferson County.  It was a small group, and I enjoyed it.  A couple of published authors, and a fairly loose discussion of things we’re working on.  I discussed the space station murder mystery I am planning, and while I didn’t receive a lot […]

I was working with a film crew today, and after the day’s shooting, we were hanging out to eat.  The conversation turned to gender discrimination in Hollywood and the barriers against female leads, and the reaction to recent examples of strong female leads.  I put forward my continued struggle to identify what constitutes, or should […]