Shakespeare’s Macbeth contains all the ingredients of good crime fiction. It has a murderer, means, motive, opportunity, and alibis, all interwoven into a tension filled storyline. Most importantly, it delves into the soul of a man who has committed such a wicked crime. Continue reading Portraying a Murderer: 4 Lessons from Macbeth
Over the weekend, my mom and I went to see the musical Finding Neverland. If that title sounds familiar, it’s probably because there’s an Academy-award winning movie by the same name. The semi-biographical film stars Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, the mind behind Peter Pan. The musical, unsurprisingly, is based on the movie. Both tell the story of how Barrie was inspired by a single mother and her young boys, whose make-believe games ultimately sparked what would become one of the most beloved plays of all time.
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JK Rowling is an international treasure. Perhaps the most renowned author of our generation (certainly the most successful), she serves as an inspiration for countless writers. Many of us dream of writing a series as culturally transformative as Harry Potter. Others simply want to keep telling their stories without any thought of publishing. Either way, there’s a lot we can learn from JK Rowling. She knows a thing or two about writing, especially when it comes to strength and perseverance. Continue reading 5 Brilliant Quotes on Writing from JK Rowling