Tag Archives: George Lucas

The Debt Women Owe Carrie Fisher

Today Carrie Fisher passed away, and I lost my childhood hero. I rarely blog twice in one day, and I never blog about celebrity deaths, but Carrie’s effect on my life and the lives of countless women needs to be … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Star Wars–an Example of How to Break the Rules

Almost any writing rule can be broken, as long as the author 1) earns the right to break it and 2) executes properly. For the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing how to create the suspension of disbelief in readers … Continue reading

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Surround the Unbelievable with the Believable: Using Hybrid Magic & Technology

Making Make-Believe Believable: Surround the unbelievable with the believable by creating technology, weapons, and magic that is a hybrid of something already familiar to the reader. If you are new to this blog, I’ve been writing a series of posts … Continue reading

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Suspending Disbelief: Understanding the Reader’s Reality Filters

Making Make-Believe Believable: Before you can get your reader to suspend his or her disbelief, you must have a good understanding of your target audience’s reality filters. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, most of us … Continue reading

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Listen to M. B. Weston on The Final Cut in Movies!

On this show, M. B. Weston will discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars, why Jedi Knight George Lucas needs to be banished to the Degoba System, and other science fiction & fantasy news. The show will air from 8:00-9:00am & … Continue reading

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Listen to M. B. Weston on The Final Cut in Movies: Indiana Jones!

On this week’s show, M. B. Weston will discuss how George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg successfully destroyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and her new list of: The Top Ten Ways to Ruin the Sequel to … Continue reading

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