Netflix and Marvel’s The Defenders

Rumination and Review: The Defenders, Season One

Well it felt like forever for this to arrive after waiting for it since shortly after Daredevil (although in ways I’ve been waiting since the 70s when I were but a wee ginger lass). I devoured it. Here’s what I think.

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Dialogue, Part One

Dialogue, Part One (of God Who The Fuck Knows How Many Because People Rarely Get It)

Okay kids, let’s get real. Dialogue. Why is it so hard for so many people? Everybody talks, right? Everybody hears people talk, right? So why do the words on the page often feel wrong?

I think about this a lot because — not to brag, but dialogue comes naturally for me, and people notice, and mention it. Also, I have had to help a lot of writers fix dialogue issues. That’s because it’s a huge part of fiction, and in modern genre fiction, it can make or break you. Literary snobs have their own take on it, but genre fiction isn’t even “put up or shut up” anymore. It’s “put up or fall off the planet and sell nothing.”

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You’ll never believe this tiny house is made out of a cereal box!

You’ll never believe this tiny house is made out of a cereal box!

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