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Joss Whedon’s Ten Rules of Screenwriting

By   /  July 24, 2012  /  Amanda Denton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Joss Whedon is one of my screenwriting idols. The creative mastermind behind such cult classics as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, Whedon has also written and/or directed such hits as The Avengers, Cabin in the Woods, Toy Story and Serenity. Several years ago Joss listed his top ten writing tips:

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Elderly smack down in the produce aisle

By   /  June 12, 2012  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     If you were to force me to pick only one thing I love about the south, it would have to be our fierce loyalty to SEC football teams. Today was a perfect example of that ferocity. I’m walking around Publix (something else I would put on a very short list of my [...]

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Workless Wednesdays

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     So in an effort to be more regular around here, I’ve upped my fiber intake (thank you Jamie Lee Curtis) and instituted things like Monday’s Mail and today’s offering, Workless Wednesdays. Don’t worry, the cutesy alliteration is making me just as nauseated as you, but it is what it is. So, what [...]

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Monday’s Mail

By   /  May 15, 2012  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     There are many columns out there that provide great public services whether they shine the light on the horrific lives of stay at home moms or take it upon themselves to consume the world’s supplies of butter so the rest of us don’t die of heart attacks, they are bright spots in [...]

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I love the Internet

By   /  February 1, 2012  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   So here I am- sitting, watching/listening to Modern Family, trying to think of a topic of a post (I’m working on one involving my best friend’s hatred of pork but that needs finessing) and I’m stuck. Of course I turn to the internet. I found a list of writing prompts and even though [...]

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Excuse me, will you be my friend?

By   /  January 13, 2012  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   So I’ve mentioned Pinterest and my love for it, numerous times before but a new and unexpected side effect has arisen from my love of the site. In addition to the people you know and follow, you can follow anyone on the site. You can choose to follow all their boards, or just [...]

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I made it!

By   /  December 21, 2011  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   Oh, Pinterest. How I love you so. And hate you, all at the same time. Love, because you are awesome. Hate. because half the time I see things and I’m like, “oh that is so awesome” and then I think about actually making it and then I’m like, “oh that is so not [...]

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Bronco’s turn

By   /  December 12, 2011  /  Amanda Denton, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   I’ve already done Ginger’s “life story” so now it’s time for the big boy Bronco. Bronco was born and lived life before us with his parents and siblings and a loving human family. I went and picked him up and he was just as happy and warm and fed and cared for as [...]

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Diamonds, nose jobs, and fake boobs galore!

By   /  November 30, 2011  /  Amanda Denton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet     With my 5 year anniversary recently passing I was sitting around waxing nostalgic about our wedding and honeymoon. Particularly our honeymoon. We were married in St. Louis- did the wedding thing, next morning we had brunch with the family and then we drove home to Clarksville where we were living at the [...]

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A character study

By   /  November 22, 2011  /  Amanda Denton  /   Comments

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Tweet     A character study   Congrats! I’m working on character development and decided to start with the easy targets, the characters that I spend my days with. So I will be “telling the story” of each of my dogs and now you get to read it. You lucky reader you! Ginger has had a [...]

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