If you know me at all, you will know that this may be the first and only time that I will agree with Karl Rove. He called Donald Trump “a complete moron.”
Jon Stewart and the staff at the Daily Show are practically peeing in the pants at the announcement that Trump is running for President. They’re calling it a “gift from Heaven” for the last six weeks of Stewart sitting in the anchor chair. And who can argue with them?
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So we have spent a couple posts talking about “flashbacks” and I need to take a moment to expound on something. I was a naturally good editor. It’s how I got my start. But I would cut things out or change things because in my gut they didn’t work. And, I was pretty much always correct because I did have solid story instincts.
But I also have a passion for teaching. In my mind, it did NO good to cut something or change something for a writer (even if it made the story BETTER) if I had no way of articulating my instincts, of explaining WHY it didn’t work and HOW to do it better.
I, personally, found our “writing vocabulary” too broad. I mentioned the term antagonist last time. There was no such word as Big Boss Troublemaker until I coined it. I had to…
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