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Object Lessons

Alfred Hitchcock coined the term “Maguffin” for an object in a story (in his case, specifically in films), an object that everyone in the story cares about but which wouldn’t really matter much to the audience outside the story. Such … Continue reading

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Inside the Story Space

(Originally posted on LiveJournal) (For my friends, there are a couple of reasons I haven’t been posting much on LJ lately. The sore foot acquired at Wondercon at the beginning of April turned out to be plantar faciitis — distress … Continue reading

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Star Trek Trinity

The release of the 2009 Star Trek movie re-sparked my interest in the character archetypes of Kirk, Spock and McCoy.  I made some initial comments about them as a guest blogger on Colleen Doran’s blog.   But that was comparing Kirk … Continue reading

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