Singleton + Writer + Book Lover + Moviegoer = Screen Spinster

Welcome to the loneliest blog on the web. I have no words of wisdom to espouse. (why does espouse sound so much like spouse? Is that word trying to rub it into my spinster brain?) Anyway, I don't own a cat. Never will. I don't cook, nor do I sew or knit, but I do spin a yarn (tale) from time to time. I have no domestic talents, I am not a domestic engineer/goddess, nor do I want to be. I'll sometimes post my views on scripts, (mine & yours or theirs) movies, television shows and maybe theatre, along with my own musings usually in the style of a poem. So pull up a rocking chair, sit back as your cherry pie bakes and stay a while if you like.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Writingisms: #4

When introducing your leading man, don't compare him to famous actors.

He shuffled in with a swagger reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart. He was tall, dark and handsome, sort of like Marlon Brando before he got fat.

Make the character your own.

NATHAN SINCLAIR slinks up to the bar, and orders a beer. He is an ordinary man with an ordinary face, which lets him blend into his surroundings without notice. Being invisible in this town is a talent he's mastered and if he wants to be noticed all he has to do is smile.

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