The Fault In Our Stars – a Book vs. Movie Review

Posted On Jun 9 2014 by

As promised last week, I’m going to do a comparison between the book version of The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Let me start off by saying both versions are excellent. But you know how it goes, right? The book is always better.  But is it really better? Or just different? The problem with movies based on novels is that movies are limited to two hours or less in most cases. Long movies mean bigger budgets and fewer showing times in the theatres, so producers shoot for that magic 90 to 120 minute length. In screenwriting world, that …


My YA Journey – week 2

Posted On Jun 9 2014 by

Last week I officially began my newest work in progress, also my first YA. It takes most writers at least five novels before they write one that is publish-worthy. This is number 6 for me. Number 5 is in edit mode right now. Can I tell a difference between what I’m writing now and what I wrote ten years ago? Yes, there’s a definite improvement. But more importantly, there’s a change in attitude. When I first began, it was all about getting published–the Holy Grail of the aspiring novelist. Somewhere in the last couple of years, though, I began to …