How to Evaluate Stories
April 6, 2012 – 11:56 AM | 2 Comments

This concise checklist of questions and examples helps writers, producers, editors, publishers, and development executives quickly zero in on key story problems. It reveals what’s missing in any problematic plot. Find what’s wrong and fix …

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Literary Tattoos

Submitted by on January 24, 2012 – 1:29 PMOne Comment

wild3Though this isn’t a scientific ranking, it’s the closest anyone’s come to tabulating which books inspire the most tattoos, given the Internet’s evidence. What you’ll find below shows a fascinating effect: as you look past the superficial design, you’ll find a wholly specific reason, wholly specific to the individual. It’s why one person can have an “I am nobody” tattoo from Sylvia Plath and someone else can have an “I am I am I am” tattoo from Sylvia Plath– it shows how we all treat stories and writing differently.

Full and fabulous article and pictures here http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/PWxyz/?p=9288

I believe fiction is a mirror in which see ourselves– that is why “author’s intent” is never as important as “reader’s (or viewer’s) perception”.

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