I wish I could write a Civil War novel, most likely a ghost story of some stripe. But I know I could never pull off historical fiction at length. I could never get it right. Of course, few readers give a shit about authenticity. But I do.
Yesterday, I wrote 1,543 words on Chapter Six of Cherry Bomb.
Last night, we endured an astoundingly dull film, something called Open Grave (2013). It was a rattling cacophonous mess, almost too noisy to watch, all pipes banging pipes, all lifeless dialog delivered lifelessly. The payoff is the solution to a mystery that I can't imagine wasn't obvious. Do not create a story that depends, for its success, on a Twist Ending unless you actually have the ability to surprise your audience. There was no characterization to speak of, which is one reason the thing was so dull. JAZF = Just another zombie film. Some day, people will quit making these things. But the latest episode of Archer was good, at least.
Ahead of Me Ran Jackson,