I’ve made it through Episodes IV and V, but the struggle begins with Episode II. The characters and interactions annoy me to no end. We turned it off 35 minutes in because neither of us was paying attention. BOO! Please tell me it gets better…
I have watched two episodes of The Mandalorian and it is fantastic. Not just because of baby Yoda. Can’t wait to see what’s next.
Save the Cat helps provide the framework around which I tell a story, like a the frame of house. I’ve started working on a new novel and struggled within the first 5k words. I turned to this book for some guidance on building my hero.
This $13 Kindle book has been worth more than most of my MFA classes.
It all started in Mrs. McDonald’s sixth grade English class at McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa too many years ago. I loved Mrs. McDonald and she valued books and writers above all. So those became my values.
We read Gorman’s book then the author came to visit our class. I was smitten. Gorman talked about the book and her life and her husband, Ed Gorman. Shortly after the author’s visit to our class, I started devouring horror novels by the box-full. Mom would pick up books by Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, Stephen King, and more at garage sales or in the grocery check-out lines.
Most of my reading life was suddenly inhabited by aliens, supernatural forces, demented dogs, evil doctors and maniacal hitmen. After a few years, I began doodling and outlining my own stories. It became an addiction, an obsession.