Smashcuts, Sequels and All that Jazz

Smashcut. Sounds fun doesn't it? Gonna 'Smashcut' that chapter! Not a screenwriter, so it was new terminology to me; describes an abrupt cut from one scent to another); a neat little tool that I’ve apparently used unknowing in my fiction writing. And something similar: a classic Jump Cut (cut between the exact shot, creating the effect of …

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I’ll Take a Little Monster with my Magic Please.

With Halloween behind us, I've been thinking about the fascination we have with monsters. They attract us in all forms, from literature to movies to on-line gaming. I'm not a big fan of horror, but I love a little dark with my fantasy. My current WIP doesn't have any traditional monsters (just some dragons allies) …

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