Early Friday Morning

You know who I have a crush on right now?

I think it’s Cassian I have a crush on, to be honest. Not that Diego Luna isn’t crush-worthy, but Cassian is an ideal. A concept. His character arc and his style lit up the screen for me. A hero lost and found.

And I loved this movie. So much. I’m going to buy the book, I loved it so much. And the Blu Ray when it comes out.

To be clear, I’m not a Star Wars fan. At all. I think every installment after the first two has been hugely contrived and poorly executed. Often boring and poorly written as well. The latest one … The Force Awakens … was nearly, freaking awful. It just didn’t reach the depths of the prequels (good golly what a trio of stinkers).

If they did more like this — basically movie fan fics in the Star Wars world — I’d become a fan and quickly. Of course, the quality of screenwriting, acting and production would have to be there as well. I can dream.

And on that note: sweet dreams of Cassian, kick ass battles, and redemption!  photo d29c1cc4-c064-4c77-a13d-c4eb4bb55603_zpsxyqt7mxa.jpg

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Ilona Andrews on commercial writing

I like to link to writing advice by successful authors. Ilona Andrews often gets questions about writing and occasionally addresses them on the blog. Here is one:

Ilona Andrews: commercial writing

That’s a really good, quick rundown.

And the first commenter included a link to a site called Magical Words, which is all about writing advice from authors. I’m sure some of it overlaps and some of it contradicts, but with all those established voices chiming in on the subject, there are bound to be some pearls of wisdom that the learning writer can take to heart.

Magical Words

That’s it for now. Sweet dreams!  photo d29c1cc4-c064-4c77-a13d-c4eb4bb55603_zpsxyqt7mxa.jpg