November 20, 2017 • Fiction: Mystery, Humor
Now that Kenneth Brannagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express has steamed into theaters, it’s high time to draw attention to the many knock-offs and also-rans that cropped up in the wake of Agatha Christie’s 1934 hit novel. When you have such a rich concept as “locked room mystery, but on a moving vehicle,” it’s not hard to imagine others exploiting it.
November 17, 2017 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
In Andrew DeGraff’s book Cinemaps, readers can track Marty McFly’s geographical journey through three different versions of Hill Valley, California, but there’s another aspect of Marty’s travel that can’t be captured geographically: his travel through time.
November 14, 2017 • Movies & Film
Ever watch a movie from the early 90s and think, “I know that kid! How do I know that kid?” We’re still waiting for Shazam for faces to be a thing. (Let us know when you’ve figured that out, Silicon Valley.) Luckily, we have IMDB and that no way feeling of recognizing the childhood self of a favorite actor. Today we’re celebrating – and remembering – a few fantastic actors and the roles they played as children for our very own League of Forgettable Child Stars.
November 13, 2017 • On Writing
Alright, writers. We’re in the thick of it. We’re approaching that halfway point and things might be starting to feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re not at the word count you should be by now, or maybe you are and you’re feeling the flames burn out. Whatever your needs, it’s likely about time for a pep talk.
We searched out past NaNoWriMo Pep Talks and spoke with a couple authors to get their best advice for NaNoWriMo participants. Need a little inspiration and/or advice to keep going? We’ve got you.
November 8, 2017 • On Writing
It’s very tempting to participate in Nation Novel Writing Month. 50,000 words in 30 days? No problem! And while everyone starts with gusto, after the first handful of days, the strain of the undertaking starts to take it’s toll. But fear not! Here’s some advice from a seasoned NaNoWriMo veteran to help you get to the end of your novel!