we are all ANONYMOUS storytellers inventing new ways to tell ancient stories

a Fraud, a Fantasy? the new film ~ ANONYMOUS ~ opening today, explores this… the film looks a fun romp into fantasyland, never-the-less. I believe Shakespeare wrote his plays. some of Shakespeare’s tales were modern (in his times) versions of classic stories. as many already know i have adapted and intend to adapt even more of his works, those ever-classic tales… because there are no new ideas, merely new ways to present them and new generations to read, watch & experience them~snb
[watch the TRAILER here]

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Woohoo, More Welcome Wisdom on Writing Well

“I say: be original, clichés belong to others. I seldom use clichés when I write and speak. On the rare occasion, I write clichés or profanity in a character’s dialogue because it reveals their mental acumen and allows me to humorously exorcise the cliché demons. My mother told me people who overuse the same words (e.g., “man”), clichés and profanity showed a lack of knowledge and intelligence.” ~sarah nean bruce
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Happily Hammered by (some of) Elmore Leonard’s 10 Hardboiled Rules of Writing

I have been writing and rewriting screenplays for so long now and I have not only had my characters kicking, screaming, asseverating and contemplating in the parenthetical line below the character name, but allowed them to “admonish gravely” in the action line. It was a way for me, the writer, to live vicariously as a director and indicate the tone of the scene to the reader, the actor, and even the director. But in a 50,000-80,000 word novel it can become daunting to be so creative and original. I realize now I spent countless extra hours on my novel breaking these two rules. … ~read/see more~

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