Manifest Mondays are my playground to blabber on about the writing life. So, listening to Book Riot's podcast episode #219 this past week, they mentioned that Riley Sager is a pen name for a fella named Todd Ritter. Jezebel broke the story. Every write up that followed - including Book Riot - made the clipped … Continue reading On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money
I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. Today is my first Silver Screen Sunday review. I'm going to try and keep going to more screenings. I got comps for Atomic Blonde, which I was able to see at … Continue reading #AtomicBlonde (2017)
I was able to watch the movie in IMAX at a free movie screening sponsored by Red Carpet Crash and WB Tickets, the Monday before nationwide release. Christopher Nolan - the director - is old school when it comes to film, so he created a 70mm format for the film. I'm considering trying to track … Continue reading Dunkirk (2017)
I have decided to elevate Ray Bradbury to be the grandfather of my literary aesthetic, which is cinematic absurdist. I found an essay (an interview, really) in this book where he states "all my stories are cinematic. ... I may be the most cinematic novelist in the country today. All of my short stories can … Continue reading Zen in the Art of Writing
I'm happy to announce that Writeropolis is alive. When I was searching for a unique name for the Facebook page to reflect my writing life, I couldn't come up with a good name. I used some name generators, and stumbled upon writeropolis. Writer to reflect what I do, and then opolis reminded me of Metropolis, … Continue reading Say hello to Writeropolis!
This is the long-form review that I wrote for Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark that originally appeared on Litsy. Add me there; I am hellogilly. Back when I was a wee little Gilly, my Ma got roped into a subscription for Reader's Digest Condensed Books. This novel appeared in vol. 217 in 1995, when … Continue reading Remember Me
Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. My earliest memory of writing as a child was being scolded for learning how to write my name and address in kindergarten. I proceeded to write it over and over on one page - both sides - because I liked the feel … Continue reading The Artist’s Way
... anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. This is definitely something I needed to see. I am starting a new path in my career today. It's not something I've done before, though it's something I can do easily. I don't want to give too much away, at least until I … Continue reading Though no one can go back and make a brand new start…