In late 1994, I watched the Hell Freezes Over Eagles concert special with my parents. During the show, me and my Dad would say things we liked about the songs, the ones we liked, the ones we didn’t like. For some reason, they didn’t play “Heartache Tonight.”
Never before had I discussed music with my parents. It was not a short discussion.
Musicals have never been my thing. I doubt they ever will. When these characters pointlessly burst into song, I want to slap them, not cheer for them.
Yet, I saw Frozen and my biggest complaint was, big surprise, there’s too much singing. I wouldn’t purge all of it, because there’s one piece that must stay.
I’ve heard this one a few times. A friend gets to a shocking scene, a tense moment, something that makes a splash in a book. Then–WOOSH!–the book flies across the room.
A lot of times, this isn’t actually a bad thing, it’s just a shock, a big shock. Sometimes, it’s something much worse. Continue reading
Continuing the preview of the four lead characters from Tesseract, here’s the character with the most secrets, Daria Maeda. Unlike Kahlan, whose job it is to solve the plot, Daria complicates it. She also shows us a lot more of the setting since she’s a mobile character. She’s capable, determined, and good with messaging.
But that’s not all.
I was starting to put together materials to make draft two of Mind & Machine much better detailed and consistent than draft one. Long ago, when it was a totally different book, the first scene with Commander was dark, moody, and set to a piece of music just because I thought a few lines sounded cool.
Listen as the wind blows
From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning
Memories trapped in time Continue reading