10 Great Movies about Outsiders

A while back I wrote an article where I argued that most monster movies actually show the true monsters are normal people. I expanded that idea in a recent presentation to talk about any stories that create a "monster dynamic" -- stories which describe a community and contrast them against a person they all reject. …

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PWR Writing Retreat Spring 2019 Presentation Slides

I've found that it's sometimes hard to read a presentation's transcript and understand it without seeing the visuals it used. With that in mind, here's a link where you can view the slides for the presentation I talked about several days ago: https://1drv.ms/p/s!Ah7QEL13BhN861xPteFqjxZPZuvF If you want, you can also check out the text and slides for …

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Taylor University Writing Retreat Spring 2019

I've had the pleasure of speaking at several events at Taylor University, including presentations about C.S Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. I've also given some presentations within my major, Professional Writing. Yesterday, the professional writing students held one of its writing retreats. I got to give a presentation and take a few photos of the event: …

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3 Things the Star Wars Prequels Got Right

The Star Wars prequel trilogy had its problems. We can all agree on that. However, the movies still had certain things they did extremely well. Here's a look at three good things in the Star Wars prequel trilogy: 1. Groundbreaking Special Effects Makezine contributor Gareth Branwyn noted people often criticize the prequel trilogy for its …

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