If You Love It, Put A Ring On It

I really needed to read this. Sometimes the entire dream of writing seems so nutty I feel like pitching it and pretending the first three books were written by someone else with the same name. Other times I can’t wait to get back to work and tell my stories to everyone! This article was cathartic for me. Perhaps it will ring true for you as well – even if you passion isn’t writing.

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No, this is not a cover post yet.  In fact, I have a cover I’m fighting, and I’m going to send it to the person whose book it is and saying “Does this stink?” because as always when I’m exhausted I’ve lost the “touch/feel” and in cover art, I don’t YET know how to paint by numbers when that is done.  In writing I do. I’ll do covers probably next week, supposing the con crud isn’t too bad. After that I’m only traveling in October and not far. So.

Which brings me to the topic of your post: if you love it, marry it.  Which is not about marriage but about writing. H*ll about any career, really, no matter what it is. But this is a writers’ blog, and it’s important to talk about this, because people don’t.

No one stays in love constantly. Note I didn’t say no one…

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Jackie Chan on Action Comedy

This is both fun and seriously useful. I’m hoping I can incorporate some of the ideas into spicing up my fight scenes.

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So, you need to write a fight scene? This is how to film one. Think about the equivalents in writing.

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=Z1PCtIaM_GQ&fbclid=IwAR2P0iz_eiLRF-0AFp4YYTo9ate4YRFV-hlioq6kRJYSyKQi21C2rgzV2VY

The 9 Principles of Action Comedy
1. Start with a DISADVANTAGE
2. Use the ENVIRONMENT
3. Be CLEAR in your shots
4. Action & Reaction in the SAME frame
5. Do as many TAKES as necessary
6. Let the audience feel the RHYTHM
7. In editing, TWO good hits = ONE great hit
8. PAIN is humanizing
9. Earn your FINISH

Picture credit: Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay

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