Filmmakers Trend Toward Historical Novels Like “In The Heart Of The Sea”

Nearly 69 titles that hit the big screen this year had their beginning on the pages of a great book. It’s a trend that has taken the film industry to the library and bookstores, seeking the next great blockbuster. Interestingly, there is no one particular genre that dominates the big…

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Thirteen Reasons Why Facebook is a Writer’s Smorgasboard for Artificial Intelligence, Ghouls, Spies, and Other Rich Characters

I spent a couple of hours in Starbucks the other day with my husband just “people watching.”  It’s a primo place to conduct a character study — second only to the airport.  It made me wonder why I didn’t spend more time in this venue doing just that — watching…

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