I recently read a book recommended to me by one of my beta readers, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by historian Yuval Noah Harari. The topic is quite large, and to be honest, I Continue reading Personal Narratives, Tribalism, and Robots
An author on Twitter once asked the other authors what they found challenging to them. For me at the time, it was how to convey silence in my stories. Silence has value. It’s easier to Continue reading Noise
I’ve been preparing my query letter, synopsis, and first 19 pages for the Atlanta Writers Conference this November. No pitches, I’m only doing critiques. I’d like to polish the manuscript further, and the times are Continue reading Yes & No, Query Hell, and the Comparables Problem: What’s the story like?
I feel comfortable saying this: I get what Ari Aster has done and what he was trying to do with Hereditary and especially his new horror film Midsommar. It amazes me that there are people Continue reading Man oh Man: the Impact of Ari Aster’s Midsommar
(Spoiler alert — this post mentions details from the 2015 horror movie The Witch by debut director Robert Eggars.) Almost twenty years ago, my aunt Daisy — an artist who sculpts with clay and other Continue reading Agency and Communion as Revealed in The Witch
Spoiler Alert: My comments relate to the recently released movie Ex Machina. I wanted to write briefly about my thoughts concerning the problems with AI as it was presented in Ex Machina. I have to Continue reading Ex Machina—What Went Wrong With AI