Awesome Writing in Media, Part 5: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Because I'm nice, below are links to the first four parts of this series (or you can search by the tag Awesome Writing in Media on the right in the sidebar).Part 1: Joss WhedonPart 2: Quentin TarantinoPart 3: Horrible BossesPart 4: The Book of MormonSo we're at part five, which, if you couldn't tell from the title, is about a comic book movie.Yup.For those of you rolling your eyes right now, feel free to click the little "X" in the corner. But I recommend that you don't... Captain America: The Winter Soldier is completely deserving of a place in this series.There have been comic book movies for a long time spanning different franchises, but I'm not going to talk about those, either in terms of their successes or failures. We'll save that for another time. However, I will say that Marvel seems to be getting it right where others haven't quite succeeded in the same way (caveat: Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight...
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Interview Time with Susan Kaye Quinn!

Whoa, my friends are popping out books all over the place, and my friend Susan Kaye Quinn is a writing machine.  And if you read middle-grade books, have a middle-grade reader, or love books that are a little different, she's one you want to check out.  Onward!Hi, Susan!  I'd like to start with the most important question--I know we both share the love of a good cup of tea. What's your favorite? My current is Irish Breakfast, although I just came off a wicked bender of all forms of Chai (without milk – heresy, I know.)Tell everyone about yourself and how you started writing...I smile every time I hear how you began. I’m an ex-rocket scientist and mom of three, who started writing fiction (seriously) about five years ago… and never looked back.It's so cool that you're an actual rocket scientist!  And what are your favorite and least favorite parts about being a writer? Favorite—creating something entirely new out of thin air....
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Inspiring envy…

I just realized that the title of this post might be a bit misleading.  The Oxford English Dictionary says that envy is "a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck".  This is completely not directed at anyone in particular; this post is all about my weird little musings, because I have a feeling I'm not the only one who's going through something like this.And in case you're confused, I don't mean that this is a tutorial on how to create envy or make people envious. Quite the contrary. I mean that envy can be inspiring if thought about a little differently.Specifically, with these great gals!In 2011, I had my first opportunity to go to a writer's convention. It was RWA Nationals, and it was in NYC, where it'll be again in 2015. For the first time, I'd had the chance to be with high numbers of other people with little voices in their heads...
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Interview Time with Rebekah Weatherspoon!

I was lucky enough to catch my friend and fellow author, Rebekah Weatherspoon, a few weeks ago when she'd been teasing the amazingly hot cover for her new novel, Fit, on Facebook.  It's even posted below, so you'll get to drool, just like I did.  The book is finally out (yay!) and I couldn't wait to get an interview with her so you all can see how awesome she is.I've been a fan of Rebekah's writing for a loooong time; she writes sexy stories in a few genres, but always with diverse characters--different shapes and sizes, colors, backgrounds, and sexual orientations are represented.Take it away!Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?Oh, please don't make me! Ask any author their least favorite part of the writing process. Synopsis, Blurbs, Author Bios, in that order. :)Ha, good point. I can sympathize. What are your favorite and least favorite parts about being a writer? My least favorite part: see above ;). My...
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