Recently there was a lawsuit filed by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne against Sam Smith and his producers for the song “Stay With Me”. They claimed that if sped up, the song sounds exactly like their 80’s hit “Won’t Back Down”. The video below illustrates this very well: I have mentioned before on this blogContinue reading “Originality vs Execution: Which Is More Important?”
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How to Revitalize An Overused Plot Line
One of the things I often lament is the tired plot line or the plot line that is completely overused. There are many of them, but recently there have been two blockbuster films and one best selling book that are, in essence, the same plot as other well known films or books. Three cases proveContinue reading “How to Revitalize An Overused Plot Line”
10 Open Ended Questions to Break Writer’s Block
How many times have you sat in front of the computer screen and wondered: What on earth am I going to write now? So much has been written in the history of mankind that often we think: What can I possibly contribute to the world that would be uniquely me yet not a carbon copyContinue reading “10 Open Ended Questions to Break Writer’s Block”
Gone, Gone: Are All the Good Ideas Gone?
In the crazy firestorm that is the major motion picture The Hunger Games we need to stop a moment and realize with a small whimper of sadness that all the good ideas may be used up. Don’t judge me. The Hunger Games has a nice narrative, flows well, tells a good story and is all-in-allContinue reading “Gone, Gone: Are All the Good Ideas Gone?”