My Latest Short Story: “The Best in the Business”

Sometimes, I write fiction. Recently, I submitted a 300-word short story to a contest by Booknest.eu which has an interesting feature: every story that gets submitted gets posted for 1 month until the contest ends. So, even if you don't win the contest, you get exposure as a writer. I highly recommend submitting to this contest. …

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3 Tips For Writing a Good Sequel Pt. 1

Filmmakers and fans will often note how many bad sequels there are to great movies. Speed II, The Matrix Revolutions, the list goes on. However, sometimes you get a sequel that really works. The Empire Strikes Back comes to mind, as does Terminator 2 or The Road Warrior. Here are 3 lessons we can learn …

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10 Tips for Surviving a Universal Monster Movie

With Halloween coming up next month, I decided to finish watching Universal Studios' best-known monster movies (Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon). I've already mentioned one of these movies in a recent article, and plan to analyze another in an article I'll release at the end of October. For now, …

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