Writing hidden characters

So the first post of 2015 comes a third of the way into the year but I sure you there has been good reasons. But to break up that hiatus, is an interesting discussion about writing characters. There are thousands, if not millions of resources about writing characters for your television show or your film. They often tell you about writing about a back story, and make them seem human. There seems to be some sort of check list that will form (even in the new age manuals who claim there is “no one way”). What they won’t tell you,...

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American Sniper

When killing is a man’s talent, what effect does that have on the man? With 255 kills, American Sniper follows the real-life heroics of the most lethal marksman in US military history. Clint Eastwood has crafted his best cinematic achievement since Gran Torino, as he assembles an honest depiction of war, romance and the depression, which crawls up inside Chris Kyle. Bradley Cooper, almost unrecognisable, plays a much larger Chris as he packs on 40 pounds in preparation for the role. The raw war violence, which Eastwood has brilliantly illustrated, is high up in the ranks along with Inglorious Basterds...

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#InspirationFriday: Beta Beta Bar

Look I’ll be upfront about this, I’ve worked on some promotional stuff for the people behind Beta Beta Bar. I even made a crowdfunding video for the actual Beta Bar, but I didn’t want Inspiration Fridays to become a platform for promotion or unwarranted praise. It is a place to showcase some of the work that is done around the world, express a message from it, or simply inspire. So this comes (purposely) nearly a month after the closure of their crowdfunding campaign so we can explain independently from the pledges how this should be an inspiration for people out...

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