Hmm… It doesn’t sound that good to me.
Introducing characters on screen or on stage is always a challenge. While I hate to do the “hello, my name is”-type intros, I used it for the opening scene of my play Watergate & Other Solid Gold Hits because great chunks of the lead character Charlie’s background remain a bit mysterious throughout the play. When he appears in this scene (and offers a political candidate some solid advice), he’s not just new to the audience, he’s new to the world of the play. And when you meet someone, polite people introduce themselves.
50’s Horror Originals vs Remakes
➥ The Fly (1958 vs 1986), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 vs 1978), House of Wax (1953 vs 2005), The Thing and The Thing from Another World (1958 vs 1982), The Blob (1958 vs 1988)
I’d argue that most of these remakes actually equal (or surpass) the quality of the original. Especially, The Thing.
I found some old handouts from a journalism seminar I attended eons ago. Like my schoolwork before, they were covered in doodles.
Result: I sucked at school and journalism, but I’m a great doodler.
Tumblr does a fantastic job of pinpointing key influencers. Just look at the curated Books Spotlight, Writer’s Spotlight or browse Tumblr Book News to see what’s trending. A lot of great authors use Tumblr successfully. Some of my favorites include Emma Straub, Heidi Julavits, and Chuck Palahniuk. It’s also a good idea to follow literary sites like The Millions and The Rumpus along with sites that started on Tumblr like Last Night’s Reading and Slaughterhouse 90210. Feel free to check out the Doubleday Books Tumblr, too. (via Tumblr for Writers 101 | Book Country Blog)