Oh, the THINKS You Can Think! Written and Illustrated by Dr. Seuss (Warning: the site is noisy!)
The General Gist: The other Oh, You Can book that tells you to think outside the box.
Story Review: Simplistic rhyme scheme with whimsical (although typical) Seuss drawings, language, and message. I like that made up [...]
The American President Directed by Rob Reiner Written by Aaron Sorkin
The premise: Andy Shepherd, President of the United State of American, and Sydney Ellen Wade, political strategist for the Global Defense Council (GDC), show how simple and complicated a relationship can be when personal and professional worlds collide.
Travel Review: The American [...]
Fried Green Tomatoes Directed by Jon Avnet Written by: Fannie Flagg Carol Sobrieski The premise: Ninny Threadgoode meets Evelyn Couch and begins to tell her about two of her best friends- Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison. What starts off as an awkward meeting turns into a strong friendship.
Travel Review: Caring for the [...]
American Gods by Neil Gaiman All chopped up and waiting to go.
Pasties from Mabel’s are Shadow’s main meal while living in Lakeside. He eats two a day (one for breakfast and one for lunch). I took the basic ingredients for a pasty from American Gods: steak, potatoes, carrots and onions in a bread [...]
American Gods Written by Neil Gaiman
The premise: When the immigrants came to America, they brought their beliefs with them. Their gods (and other legendary, often mythic beings) came with them, and they are now corporeal.
Travel Review: The story focuses on mainly on Shadow’s journey through the United States as Mr. Wednesday’s, [...]
DMZ Vol. 8: Hearts and Minds Written by Brian Wood Artwork by Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli (Hearts and Minds) and Ryan Kelly (No Future)
The premise: DMZ is about Matty Roth,who used to be an embedded photojournalist, reporting on life in a zone neither the the Free States of America and the United [...]
I love the Matador Network. Recently I read an article by David Miller on improving your writing not only by writing but by observing. This is the first exercise suggested about observing a couple in a photograph and making up a story to go with those observations, then questioning why I made such observations.