The Key To Writing Strong Female Characters

I have written a few blog posts about the problem of women being used as objects in fiction, much less film, and as the father of three daughters I find this method of writing about women or the portrayal of women in film disgusting. What I’m writing about here is not “empowerment” or the advocationContinue reading “The Key To Writing Strong Female Characters”

Removing Delusions: Positive Character Role Models

As a writer with children I am always thinking about the characters I create in my novels and how they might be seen by young children or teens.  My books are written with adults in mind, but it seems that more and more teens are reading my them, especially the books that are adventure storiesContinue reading “Removing Delusions: Positive Character Role Models”

5 X-Men Stories I Would Like To See On Film

With The Wolverine hitting theaters this summer, I thought I would delve into my X-Men comics to find a few stories that I would like to have seen realized on the silver screen.  It is somewhat known that the new film starring Hugh Jackman will chronicle the Mariko/Logan relationship, hopefully staying true to the comic.  As aContinue reading “5 X-Men Stories I Would Like To See On Film”

The Art of Meiosis

  Let me preface this post with the statement that the type of meiosis discussed here is not cell division.  Meiosis is is a euphemistic figure of speech that intentionally understates something or implies that it is lesser in significance or size than it really is.  One of the best examples of this is used in an episode of The Flight ofContinue reading “The Art of Meiosis”

Work In Progress Challenge

I was tagged recently by Julie Catherine over at her blog, and for this I am grateful.  As per the instructions, what writers have to do is then discuss their work in progress (WIP) in the form of some interview questions.  Here goes: What is the title of your WIP? It is titled This BrokenContinue reading “Work In Progress Challenge”

Marvel’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Movie?

One of my favorite things to do is see summer blockbusters.  I also love to review them.  I also hate spoilers.  What follows is the first of several reviews I will write this summer: I remember sitting up past my bedtime to watch Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk.  I would watch in amazement as oneContinue reading “Marvel’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Movie?”