Welcome to Story Stuff. I love stories. All kinds of stories. Novels, short stories, comic books, movies, TV shows, radio dramas and podcasts, plays, storytelling, and probably some others I have forgotten. I make my living with stories - as a storyteller, a director, a writer. And I love talking about stories. That's what this … Continue reading
Trusting Your Story: Solar (a podcast)
Solar focuses on the fate of a manned mission to the sun caught in a massive solar flare. By avoiding the temptations of magicy/sciency short cuts to a happy ending, and sticking to the basic parameters of its established story, Solar comes to a far more powerful and satisfying conclusion.
The Importance of Place
...songs and shows that are truly rooted in a specific place can be hard to find.
‘Mazing Man: The Hero You Never Knew
A hero doomed by being in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Betraying the Scarlet Witch
The only reason to use Wanda is for the shock value of “Wanda is the Villain!”
Finding the Non-Existent Movie
Die Another Day, Harry Potter!
Black Widow and the Problematic Prequel
Most of the time, the creators are really making a sequel...
The Fate of the Teen Titans and the Fan’s Dilemma
I could not help feeling disloyal in giving up the Titans.
Rethinking the Prequel
It was with some trepidation, that I picked up The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Suzanne Collins’ prequel to The Hunger Games.
Santa’s Slow Fade
Every year, as I sat down to write, I could feel Santa’s presence come close.
Sometimes You Just Need a Do-Over
(Spoiler Warning: I discuss the film Scaramouche in the this post and give away key plot points, including the ending. Read at you own risk.) Sometimes you discover interesting things when doing your homework. I recently took a stage combat class in small sword, the dueling sword of the 18th century. One week, our homework … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Do-Over