Cinematic Convolutions: Catching Words in the Rye

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In the words of David Fincher on how movies affect people: “As an audience, they know you can do anything. So its not about what you do, its about what you don’t do.”

And the Catcher In the Rye doesn’t do many things.

To great effect.

This is How Catcher in The Rye made me a better filmmaker.

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Make Your Writing MEMORABLE

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“…and they lived happily ever after.”

How many times have you ever stumbled across books with the same ending. How many times have you read a story about a hero overcoming the odds? How many times have you come across a story that ended with a cliffhanger? These my friends are cliché endings.  Continue reading

Where Writing Starts: Brainstorming

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In this past month, the members of 8 Cent Publishing got together with the intention of getting our thoughts out there.  We really wanted to aim our blog and book in a certain direction so our writing could be more specific, more precise.  Well, after an hour of brainstorming, we had all of two things on the board that everybody could agree with; “Media” and “Sports”.  Our session hadn’t been that successful, but why?  We weren’t really brainstorming. Continue reading