Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Something old turned new.

Wednesday: Point of View

I recently reviewed two wonderful movies (linked below) which seemed fresh in their respective genres despite having age-old plots.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another. (Voltaire)
Good story-tellers can turn something old into something new, but I get a chuckle out of this comedy sketch...

Studio C: Teddy's Story Joint

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. (C.S. Lewis)
I certainly enjoy films that keep me guessing, but I also appreciate movies with their own spin on tried and true plots. How about you?

Links to the reviews referenced above:

  • Alpha (2018) - similar to other adventure stories and worth watching.
  • Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - similar to other romantic comedies and lots of fun!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Habit interrupted.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

(I originally posted this on September 10, 2012 and, sadly, it still applies.)
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.  ~Jim Ryun
Life keeps kicking the snot out of my writing habits. Why does it feel like once habit is interrupted, it takes forever to get it back? Today I need both: motivation and habit.