The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Deep story goodness for writers via The Mother of All Cheat Sheets

If you’re attempting NaNoWriMo and are on track to finish the Great American Novel, congratulations. Carry on. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo and there’s no way you’ll give birth to a … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 · 5 Comments

Giving THE TRANSPORTER a tune-up

THE TRANSPORTER is the break-out movie for Jason Statham, and though I am perhaps the world’s biggest fan of Jason the Statham Kicking Things in the Face, there are clunky … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why ARCHER’s arrows are hit and miss

ARCHER — the TV show about a dude with arrows, not the cartoon spoofing James Bond — isn’t horrifically good or amazingly bad, which are the two types of things … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

007 villains: Getting rid of incompetent henchmen

Bond villains need all kinds of minions, right? Somebody has to feed the sharks, build the secret lairs, hide in hotel closets to attack 007 and all that. HOWEVER: You … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 5 Comments