Marc Maron at the Comedy Store (plus others)

It felt like Marc Maron was having a rough time. When Maron took to the stage there seemed to be this angry manic energy. The set did not feel like it was for our benefit, if anything it felt like Maron was getting things off his chest.

Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino was a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast. They covered many subjects. One of them was his belief that the ’80s was one of the worst decades for film. Now, as a child who grew up on Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Robocop, Terminator, Return of the Jedi, Die Hard, and Predator, to … Continue reading Quentin Tarantino on likeable heroes (How is he dead wrong?)

Killer 5 Act structure (putting it all together)

Let's do a summary of the killer 5 act structure. Photo by Askar Abayev on Pexels.com Word of warning, this will get technical, and there will be numbers. Here’s how I break down my stories as percentages. I use this framework for short and long stories, blog posts, tweets, heck, even Instagram captions.First Act-22%Second Act-22%Third … Continue reading Killer 5 Act structure (putting it all together)

Paulie Walnuts and fantastic writing (The Sopranos)

I'm making my way through The Sopranos for the first time. Paulie Walnuts might be my favourite character. In the first season, when he kills a guy because he's worried about poison ivy? Forget about it. Favourite character-wise, it's a tie between him and Tony's mother. I'm in the second season, and the mother is … Continue reading Paulie Walnuts and fantastic writing (The Sopranos)