“And Lord, please be with Marlena and Bo and Hope. You know how awful Stefano is. Please keep them safe.” The year was 1997, and my husband and I were sitting around the table with a few friends telling stories about our crazy families. When our friend Chris recited the words his Grandma prayed before EVERY […]
This could be dangerous, putting this all out here in a post like this, but here goes nothing. Before you read another word, you’ve got to pinky swear and sailor swear that you won’t ever, ever, ever leak a word of this to anyone who carries a badge. Deal? Good. Let’s delve in for some story time. Once upon a time […]
In 1910, Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov changed the way films would forever be edited. He had a hunch that if you just zeroed in on an actor’s face, a whole range of emotions could be communicated. And his theory blew the lid on the whole bag of audience manipulation tricks. Using the EXACT SAME editing […]
This week, I read The Science of Storytelling by Will Storr. Without a smidgen of doubt, this is one of the best books I’ve read throughout 2020. (The 3.3 pages of notes in my Google folders lends some proof to that claim.) What I’d really like to do is just share that Google doc with you. . . because […]
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