Why Blink Works

When it comes to writing, less is so often more. Whenever I look at a piece and think, “Right, that’s done,” I force myself to try and cut a tenth of the word count. It makes me evaluate what’s really needed, and what’s sticking behind as self-indulgent fluff. I was told once that adding constraints can really help your writing, and I believe that’s true.

With that in mind, let’s look at Doctor Who‘s “Blink.”

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What Makes a Dalek a Dalek?

Recently, when I see complaints about the Daleks it’s to do with them being overused. The Daleks appear in the thousands now, zipping all over the screen and firing the Doctor at planets. They’re just not as scary as they used to be. But there’s something else, too. They’re not quite as Dalek, either.

So today, I’d like to rewind. I’d like to go back to the beginning, and take a look at just what makes the Daleks … well, Daleks.

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One Year!

Yesterday marked my One Year Anniversary on WordPress! I was unable to write anything to celebrate, so we’ll be celebrating in a week. My One Year Anniversary will be celebrated in a post next Saturday instead. I’ll see you there.

Thank you for one year, everyone! Let’s hope we can create a great deal more together in the year to come.

3 Problems With Movie Ron Weasley

Every fan of the Harry Potter books has gone through the pain of witnessing the movies butcher the story—and the characters. One of the characters most harshly treated by the movies is Harry’s best friend, Ron Weasley, who is so thrashed that fans have no choice but to draw a great chasm of a line between book!Ron and movie!Ron.

However, there’s some good that can be taken from this. Writers and readers can learn something from the way that the movies chose to treat Ron. So, that in mind, let’s take a look at 3 Problems With Movie Ron Weasley.

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