River’s Feet

I’ve written on how an inanimate object can be a character that changes the course of a plot, but such objects can be considerably less intrusive. It might be missed as a character,… Continue reading

Exciting Beginnings

I really liked the TV series Flashforward and was disappointed when it was canceled.  I wanted to know how it ended so I thought I’d read the book the series was based on.… Continue reading

Inanimate Characters

Not all characters are living breathing beings. When the writers Jeffrey Lieber and Damon Lindelof first approached J. J. Abrams about a new Television series, Lost,  J. J. Abrams was not interested. A… Continue reading

Character Motivation

I just rented the fourth of Jack Sparrow’s adventures from the library for $.50. I wanted to see it in three D at the theaters, but didn’t make it. I’m glad I was… Continue reading

Troublemaker Characters

It the USA Network TV drama, Suits is about New York lawyers. One of the lawyers, Louis Litt, is a troublesome little man. He is loud, overbearing, and a bully, but mostly he… Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Surprise

I had a nice New Year’s Eve surprise. Adrienne and I used to be close, but time changes and we drifted. This year, I neglected to send her a Christmas card. No reason.… Continue reading


I think I’ll take a break for Christmas and New Years and come back on Jan 3, 12. Have Blessed Holidays. Phyllis

Still Writing

I haven’t been on my blog lately. I’ve been working on my sf novel. I’ve been working on the outline, getting my thoughts together and reorganizing the book. I’ve already eliminated unnecessary chapters… Continue reading

Whose the Hero Here?

While filming Firefly, Adam Baldwin asked Josh Weldon how he was to act as Jayne Cobb. Josh said to play him as if he were the hero. Malcolm Reynolds was the hero, which… Continue reading

Untrust Worthy Characters

It’s good to be honest and trust worthy. Lies and secrets causes unnecessary problems. But it also makes for boring plots. In the second book of Jim Butcher‘s Dresden Files, Full Moon, Kim… Continue reading