Brilliant Scenes- Inglorious Basterds (A writing analysis)

Full spoilers ahead Tarantino's 2009 offering is an interesting case for long-term fans of his work. The usual format is there; whip-fast witticisms by characteristic and distinctive characters who lean in and out of the plot in adventures that could be stand-alone films in the hand of lesser directors, and a penchant for violence and … Continue reading Brilliant Scenes- Inglorious Basterds (A writing analysis)

Writing true comedy

Think about the last time you read a book that was a comedy, and think to the times you actually laughed at loud. It's possible you never did, yet you can still recognise when a story is supposed to be humorous. The difference, however, between thinking; "That's humorous", and actually laughing, is a vast one. … Continue reading Writing true comedy

Personalities through action

Subtext is a powerful thing. Words can only mean so much in real life. If you want to get the truth of what someone is telling you, you have to look deeper. Body language, gestures and reflexes. So how can we implement that into our writing? First, let's look at how not to do it. … Continue reading Personalities through action