“Westworld” and the Power of Repetition

“Westworld” and the Power of Repetition

A serene blonde woman walks in a cornflower blue dress that sweeps along the dusty streets of a Western town. As she reaches her horse, she drops a can of milk from her bag. A gallant cowboy, her sweetheart who’s been away, picks it up for her. Or does he? Another...
Sports Action: How to Write That Game Winning Play

Sports Action: How to Write That Game Winning Play

Rocky’s grueling duel with Ivan Drago, the Permian Panthers’ heartbreaking final drive in Friday Night Lights, Billy Chapel’s career-capping trip to the mound in For Love of the Game, Dottie Hinson’s emotional last catch in A League of Their Own that sees...
Creating Setups and Payoffs That Stick

Creating Setups and Payoffs That Stick

Creating setups and payoffs can feel a bit like courting your audience. When they’re heavy-handed and obvious, they’re like the hopeful beau who goes overboard to impress someone with concert tickets and a limo, only to hear crickets. But find the right combination of...
Capturing the Workplace in your Writing

Capturing the Workplace in your Writing

What do you do to make ends meet? A question that invigorates some and worries others. Most people need to work to earn a living. They go into an office daily like Pam from The Office or Tess McGill in Working Girl. Chances are you’ve experienced a workplace or...