LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! ‘Llewyn Davis’ and Writing Passive Characters

Jan 8th, 2014

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! ‘Llewyn Davis’ and Writing Passive Characters

Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen Brothers movie, features a lead character that shouldn't work. How did they pull it off? And what can we learn from it?

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Steal (aka Don’t Do What Shia Did)

Dec 18th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Steal (aka Don’t Do What Shia Did)

Shia LaBeouf's dumb thievery has given stealing a bad name. So why am I still encouraging people to "steal" from other works?

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Write a Chase Scene the MARATHON MAN Way

Dec 4th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! How to Write a Chase Scene the MARATHON MAN Way

How do you write a chase scene without it turning into instructions? How do you convey action in prose? Let William Goldman show you how...

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! First Lines of Songs

Nov 20th, 2013

LET’S STEAL FROM THIS! First Lines of Songs

Lots of writers have used songs as inspiration. Some have written whole movies or books based on single songs. What happens, though, when we look at JUST the first line?