Story Structure: How The Act Three Plan Works in a Novel – by Janice Hardy… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Fiction University: The act three plan kicks off the end of the novel and promises readers an ending to remember. The act three plan is one of those moments that make it easy to tell if your ending is going to work or not. If this plan is strong (even if it won’t work), […]Continue reading “Story Structure: How The Act Three Plan Works in a Novel – by Janice Hardy… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog”

Barry Jenkins’ Pastel Banner Pacts With HBO, HBO Max and A24 — Variety

“Moonlight” writer-director Barry Jenkins and his partners in Pastel have set up shop with HBO and HBO Max under a first-look deal that calls for A24 to executive produce all projects with the Pastel trio. Jenkins and Pastel partners Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak had previously been under a first-look pact at Amazon Studios. The… BarryContinue reading “Barry Jenkins’ Pastel Banner Pacts With HBO, HBO Max and A24 — Variety”

‘The Unholy’ Review: A Religious Horror Movie You Can Believe In — Variety

“The Unholy” is a good tight scary commercial theological horror film. Its spooks and demons unfurl within a pop version of Christianity, which makes it sound no more exotic than last week’s “Exorcist” knockoff or last year’s helping of the “Conjuring” franchise. But “The Unholy” has a religious plot that actually works for it. It… ‘TheContinue reading “‘The Unholy’ Review: A Religious Horror Movie You Can Believe In — Variety”

Celebrate April — JLT Natural History Society

Arbutus menziesii (Madrona aka Pacific Madrone) Our Natural History Society is celebrating April as Poetry Month with a poem by Oma Landstra, a member of our Guiding Committee, in the attached newsletter. Oma writes, “Madrona is a sacred tree to the Native Americans, and therefore they never burn it in their fires or at sweats. […]Continue reading “Celebrate April — JLT Natural History Society”

Healthy Diet – Domestic Immune Boosters — Archynetys

All nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be particularly beneficial for maintaining health and well-being are considered superfoods. The “secret powers” are vitamins, minerals, trace elements, fiber, essential fatty acids and amino acids. Exotic superfoods such as goji berries, chia seeds and spirulina algae are well known. However, our country also has some treasures to… HealthyContinue reading “Healthy Diet – Domestic Immune Boosters — Archynetys”

Jilly: Scrappy Underdog v Flawless Beauty — Eight Ladies Writing

How do you like your heroines? Scrappy or stunning? Do you care? A couple of weeks ago I re-read Ilona Andrews’ Blood Heir. The book was indie published in January and became an immediate bestseller. It has nearly six thousand ratings on the US Amazon site, almost all five stars. I’d been counting the days […]Continue reading “Jilly: Scrappy Underdog v Flawless Beauty — Eight Ladies Writing”

Book Giveaway: CHASE THE MOON, TINY TURTLE by Kelly Jordan — Writing and Illustrating

BOOK DESCRIPTION: Young readers will witness rare and extraordinary natural event as a baby loggerhead hatches from its shell. With nothing but the light of the moon to act as a guide, readers will follow the newborn turtles’ harrowing attempts to outpace a series of predators on their march toward the glistening shore. After only […]Continue reading “Book Giveaway: CHASE THE MOON, TINY TURTLE by Kelly Jordan — Writing and Illustrating”

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