GAME WRITING: A Short Exercise In Suspense ('Homecoming')
A potential client recently offered an intriguing challenge — write a short story in five parts with the following limitations: three sections of prose under 200 words in 2nd person narrative style, and two sections of TEXT MESSAGE dialogue with 8 lines or less in each. Use a female protagonist, and craft the tale from one of the following genres: Romance, Urban Fantasy, Comedy, Horror, or Suspense.
The 10 Must-See Films of 2017
I'm back on the annual horse for another crack at a 'Best Films' list, which will hopefully get more eyeballs on deserving stories that slipped under the radar in 2017. FYI — I guarantee moments of smug agreement, eye-rolling opposition, and (for at least one contentious choice) even some vocal protest. Trailers aplenty, too. Get clicking!
WRITING PROMPT: BS Series Pitch
A lot of you keep asking, 'Hey Brooke, will there ever be a live-action Broken Saints series?' Well, back in the day the concern was always the same — American networks and viewers just weren't ready for the 'limited series' format. But now, thanks to streaming services desperate for original content, it looks like the TV landscape has finally grown up.
A B.B. 'BLACK FRIDAY' BONANZA!
The whole 'Black Friday' thing creeps me out something fierce, and is right at the top of my list when it comes to proof of the imminent collapse of civilization. But I USED to be a certifiably crazy collector. A completist. So this post is for you, my fellow 'hunters' — for friends and fans who need to catch 'em all...
THE 10 MUST-SEE FILMS OF 2015
Happy 2016, faithful readers! With a new year shifting into gear, it seems like the blogosphere gets compelled to crank out 'Best of' lists. And honestly? I'm no different. It's just that mine tend to focus on stories.
POETRY CORNER: 'Whispers...'
To celebrate the 100th blog entry, I'm re-posting a short poem scribbled on FB last week, based on a strange night driving 'round my adopted jungle home...
IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN! 7 Must-haves for the TWIN PEAKS Revival on Showtime
A BOOK IS BORN! But it needs GODPARENTS =))
I’m about to start Book 2 in earnest (title to be revealed early 2017). The plot’s been in stone for some time now, the chapters are outlined, and the prologue is already written*! But Book 1 in The Shadowland Saga-- The Cat’s Maw -- needs to leave its firm paw-print in the literary world in order to get more young readers, scary mystery lovers, and feline fanatics clamouring for what comes next...