The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

International Film Critics Vote ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Year’s Best Film – Hollywood Reporter And this movie deserves more awards. Beautifully shot, great acting and surprising depth for an action movie. Give us more!

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

CARL POPPA by Bad Lip Reading is a brilliant parody–and you can DANCE to it

How much do I love this? Here’s how much: I could not adore it more, or find a single serious way to improve the lyrics or the music. Seriously. Four out … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

WIP It Good–September 1 to January 1

So I’ve written love letters to editors (The evil secret to ALL WRITING – editing is everything) and taken my red pen to the first page of many novels. Three … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

Why WATCH ME by Silento is simple and viral

Now, music majors and people with taste around the world will sniff that this song is far too simple and boring. Give us something complex and interesting, a song that’s … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Why this lost trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR in 1994 is better than the turkey now in theaters

Why is this cheap, terrible trailer from a movie that was never released 8,594 times more entertaining than a modern film, released in 2015 with a huge marketing campaign and … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

The simple story of a dog–and why it makes you cry

So there’s something stuck in your eye, right? Let’s talk about why this works, as a story, and how it could be even better. Because I’m not adding value by … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

The most epic and hilarious Crime Stoppers in history

Why is this so funny and perfect? Let’s take it apart and see why it sings. 1) The sheriff deputy is from central casting. If there’s a factory where Hollywood … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

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