Text Based Games

I'm reading The Impossible Fortress (check out a review here). It's a throwback to the glorious 80s. The neighborhood gang. Vanna White (apparently, she still rakes in eight million annually on Wheel of Fortune). Commodore computers. And text based games. It made me think back to those Choose Your Own Adventure style games. You had […]

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Bright Lights, Big City

I’m embarrassed to say, I’ve never read this book before. Outside of the Michael J. Fox film, I didn’t even know it was a book. Movie branding can over shadow the original work. If you type the title into any search engine, you have to scroll half way down the page to find any mention […]

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Character Building

I’m a fan of Joanne Harris books. She tweeted out Ten Ways to Build Better Characters and thought I’d list them out for my own reference (she tweets so fast it’s easy to lose track): It’s OK to identity with your characters. But don’t assume your readers know them as well as you do. Your […]

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The Action Historical Magician Genre

Last night, I stayed up way too late and caught The Prestige on Netflix. It’s a story about two magicians trying to one up the other in the creation of the ultimate stage illusion. It was 2006. The magicians duel in Hollywood was underway. The Prestige vs The Illusionist. I think Woody Allen shoehorned a […]

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Unshakeable Financial Freedom

Tony Robbins. A larger than life force of nature. When I hear his voice, it’s impossible not to get excited. He’s recently released two books on investing: Unshakable and Money Master the Game. I’ve read both and just completed Unshakeable. I’d almost say this is the cliff notes version of his first book on finances. […]

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Kafka

It’s been years since I read The Metamorphosis, required reading for a college English course. I’ve decided to revisit it again. The perfect book is the one that finds you at just the right time. I wonder if I’ll appreciate it now. I raced through it then. Time has a way. Books change. A few […]

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