Aug

23

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : August 23, 2007

There are too many books, movies, and games out. There. I said it.

I can’t keep up with it all. I’ve got a stack of books next to the bed, and piles of movies and games in front of the TV. Sure, there are worse problems in the world. But do you ever feel overwhelmed by it all? It’s blasphemy, I know.

My problem? If only I didn’t want to check out everything. There ya go, I admitted it. I’m an entertainment addict.

What about you?

Aug

03

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : August 3, 2007

Sometimes when I read books on writing, it makes me anxious to jump into my story and crank out a scene. “Here I am reading about this stuff when I could be doing it!” Reading books about writing makes me amped to write.

Novelist’s Essential Guide to Crafting Scenes is pretty good if you’re looking for something scene-centric.

The book is a great refresher, and it’s nice to read something focused around the building blocks of stories.

Gasoline on the fire!

Jul

06

Posted by : E.v.R. | On : July 6, 2007

As I continue to work on my draft there’s not much new to report so I thought I’d rundown the various entertainment that’s caught my attention.

Books

Old Man’s War

A bunch of geriatrics trade in their old bodies for new ones from the military, the catch being that they can never return to Earth and have to go fight in the Colonial wars. Interesting and humorous, I’m starting to see why this won the Hugo.

Ender’s Game

Ender Wiggin is recognized as being special from a very young age. He is recruited by the government to go to battle school, where his intelligence and aptitude are proven in mock battles with other boys his age.

It soon becomes apparent that nobody can beat Ender, and the military advances Ender to become the youngest military commander ever. But young Ender is still a child, and often laments over the fact he is not allowed to enjoy his childhood. He soon grows to despise his military benefactors.

Can Ender ever escape the hero’s burden placed upon him? How can he, when mankind needs him to save the universe from the evil Bugger threat?

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