Vinnie walked (Super short story)

empty road with fog

Vinnie walked the street to the bus stop. He reached for his lighter and thumbed the flint in his pocket. The street was empty and the halogen lights came on. He stood still for a moment and then paced about, hands in pocket. Photo by Aleks Magnusson on The bus came, he got on … Continue reading Vinnie walked (Super short story)

Raftman Dilemna – (super short story)

a woman in gray blazer and black skirt standing near the man in black suit sitting on the chair

You gotta see it from a big picture perspective Raftman, said Vinnie. Photo by cottonbro studio on Big perspective big perspective, that’s all I ever hear about, you know. Bobby you need to take a step back, Bobby look at it five years from now. Well I don’t got five years, the rate I’m … Continue reading Raftman Dilemna – (super short story)

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 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)