First off, thank you to Marie E. Stump at Light a Fire Instead for nominating me. Her blog posts are an insightful and personal expression of her writing journey.
As part of this award, I’ll be explaining why/how I started blogging and offering some blogging advice.
I walked into the theater with some trepidation, expecting to be disappointed, which turned out to be to my benefit, as the film quickly blew me away.
Granted the live action Ghost in the Shell does have its shortcomings, but overall I was pleasantly surprised.
*Warning, spoilers ahead*
Stories are a combination of scene & summary. Even the shortest story contains at least one scene or summary. A scene is when a small span of time is covered in great detail; a combination of what characters say, the actions they take, and any relevant details. A summary is when a large span of time is covered in only a few words.
As I blog I’m finding that some very interesting conversations can occur through comments, and good conversation can be elusive sometimes.
That’s why I’ve decided to create a new category, discussion posts.
When I’m crafting a post on writing, or a book review, I try to come to some kind of conclusion, combining my own opinions with those of others to reach a consensus about the subject.
Discussion posts will be less formal, more open-ended; in an effort to spark a friendly dialogue with others who may have read, seen, or thought about the topic in question.
I’m going to aim for at least one discussion post a month, but we’ll see how things go.
By Bruce Sterling
Spread thin, mankind struggles to hold itself together.