Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Metaphores and Similes

Here is an excellent article with some outstanding examples of Metaphors and Similes. This is why I like Noir so much.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

I put my short story  Best Friends on Amazon. A sweet romance about a girl and boy best friends in danger of loosing that friendship.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Only seven basic plots

From the Atlantic

 Author Christopher Booker claims there are only seven basic plots, which are repeated over and over in film, in television, and in novels with just slight tweaks. There is the “overcoming the monster” plot (Beowulf, War of the Worlds); “rags to riches” (Cinderella, Jane Eyre); “the quest” (Illiad, The Lord of the Rings); “voyage and return” (Odyssey, Alice in Wonderland); “rebirth” (Sleeping Beauty, A Christmas Carol); “comedy” (ends in marriage); and “tragedy” (ends in death).

Things that make you go "WOW"

A Los Angeles article surprised me That states that Raymond Chandler and Dashel Hammet's Characters Sam Spade and Philip Marlow are based on an African American Private Investigator Samuel Marlow. The article shows the letters between the writers and the PI.

I just love stories like this. Glimpses behind the writing process. I love both of these authors and have been influenced by them. So basically a black Jamaican born Private Detective from the 30's is influencing my writing today.