Category Archives: Going Pro

Questions 232: Mid-Point Reveals

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Caine asks:
“In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the mid-point reveal works really well. Is this just a stroke of luck, or a deliberate choice? Can one use the mid-point reveal strategically?”

Resources mentioned:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (BluRay Collection)   (DVD)

Jewel of the Nile

Questions 228: Spelling and Grammar for the Dyslexic Writer

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Maurice asks:
“As a dyslexic writer, how can I learn spelling and grammar in a way that’ll stick in my head?”

Resources mentioned:
The Kahn Academy
Grammar Girl
Hooked on Phonics

Questions 226: Telescoping

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Ed comments on Questions 217: Underused Techniques:
“I frequently see telescoping and time compression done very poorly. How can we learn to do this well?”

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Questions 225: Unpleasant Current Events

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Cheyenne asks:
“How do you deal with unpleasant current events in your stories? When are you obligated to mention them in your stories?”

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Questions 224: When to Remove a Book from Market

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Today, Lee asks: “I published a book that’s getting shitty reviews. How do I know when to pull a title?”

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