Trauma in Fiction: Writing Realistic Traumatic Events from Your Character’s POV
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Trauma in Fiction: Writing Realistic Traumatic Events from Your Character’s POV

If you were to ask me to describe the Oklahoma City bombing to you, I’d be able to give you a very accurate picture of what happened that day.  The building had a gaping hole.  Cars and trees were on fire.  Ash-covered people wondered aimlessly like zombies.  Police, fire and ambulances came rushing to the…

The Worst Rejection in History
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The Worst Rejection in History

In 1968, composer Alex North walked into the New York City premiere of the latest film he had been commissioned to score, 2001: A Space Odyssey.  He was fresh off Oscar nominations for Sparticus, Cleopatra, The Agony and the Ecstasy and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It was another chance for this extraordinary composer’s talent…

STORMING
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STORMING

At the mouth of the Catatumbo River, where it meets Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo, a weather phenomenon occurs that is so powerful, frightening and mysterious, it draws thrill-seeking scientists and photographers from all over the world, birthing myths and lore about its origin and cause.  Every night, in the exact place, one hour after dawn, storm…