M A Haridy

5 Magazines | 75,883 Articles | 81,910 Followers | 561 Likes | @gazeoz | Executive Editor, The International Experimental Theatre Organization. Writer and theatre director. http://blog.maharidy.com

When Marty Met Shin’ya: How A Revered Japanese Filmmaker Joined The Cattle Call For A Role in ‘Silence’

“I didn’t know who he was, but he had a beautiful face, perfect for the role,” said Ellen Lewis, who spoke by telephone on Wednesday of what might …

Japan

Watch: How to Do That Slo-Mo 'Matrix' Bullet Time Effect on a Budget

A thorough how-to guide on how to build a camera rig that can produce the studio-style "bullet time" effect on a garage scientist budget.<p>The …

Filmmaking

The Movie That God Forgot: 10 Facts About The Amazing Film Incarnate

1.<p>First and foremost, <i>Incarnate</i> is about the Nicolas Cagification of <b>Aaron Eckhart</b>. A leading man’s face stuck with a wild card’s taste in roles, …

Filmmaking

The New Movies of December, In Order of Our Anticipation

The past, the future, and one very questionable hair-piece collide in this month’s ten most-anticipated films.<p>Welcome to the final month of the year! …

Filmmaking

Five of the best films out now in the UK

Chi-Raq | Moana | The Edge Of Seventeen | Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them | Paterson<p><b>1 Chi-Raq</b> (15)<p><b>(Spike Lee, 2015, US) 127 mins.</b><p>Ancient Greek comedy and Chicago gun violence make unlikely bedfellows, and they’re pretty much the only bedfellows in Lee’s energised, anything-goes satire. …

Film (UK)

وزير الكهرباء يعلن عن تمرير التيار من أول تربينة من محطات "سيمنس"

كتب- محمود أمين :<p>أعلن الدكتور محمد شاكر وزير الكهرباء والطاقة المتجددة، عن بدء تمرير التيار من أول تربينة من محطة بني سويف، وهي واحدة من 3 محطات …

10 Creativity Apps I Used The Most in 2016.

I shoot my own videos, take my own photos, write my own books, and design apps. Here are the creativity apps I used the most in 2016 to do all of those, and why.<p>Your creativity is your ability to generate ideas that are novel and useful. Whether business ideas, artistic ideas, or others. However, …

Cameras

A Playwriting Parent Reviews: Action! Writing Your Own Play by Nancy Loewen

Posted by Hillary DePiano on May 21, 2016 in Evergreen, Playwriting | 0 comments<p>As both a playwright and a parent, it delighted me when my daughter …

Writing

5 Ways to Cut the Wordiness in Your Manuscript

Feb 25, 2014 by Jen Matera 405 views 4 Comments<p>Have you received a rejection letter that says “Wordy!”? Has your editor asked you to cut some of the …

Why the Middle of Your Novel Needs 3 Dramatic Rescue Scenes

Are you saving your dramatic rescue scene for the ending? <i>Harry Potter</i>, <i>Twilight</i>, and <i>The Hunger Games</i> keep the intensity high by including at least 3 …

Harry Potter

The Science Behind the Power of Storytelling

Last August, Interpol arrested a 40-year-old Nigerian con artist, known only as “Mike,” who was the alleged mastermind of an email scam cartel that …

4 Top Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Writing

If you are a nonfiction or memoir author, one of the issues I hear from multiple authors (and experienced myself) is giving ourselves permission to …

Writing

Three Pillars of an Author Platform

Last night, I was invited to a dinner at a writer’s retreat. Published authors as well as novice writers sat at the table. A discussion arose about …

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Creative Writing

I am writing two novels alongside each other. Depending on my mood I can jump from a post apocalyptic world into one with a serial killer! I know, …

Man Booker prize 2016: the fine line between fiction and literature

The strongest shortlist in years heralds the next generation of great writers. This week’s winner will need to be more than just a good read<p>On 25 October, the Guildhall should witness one of contemporary English-language fiction’s good nights. The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker prize is among …

Literature

How to get your indie book into stores

Think you can’t get your indie book into stores?<p>Several gift shops in national parks, nature reserves, information centers, and tourist destinations …

7 Storytelling Tips That Will Change Your Content Marketing Plan

Every great marketing campaign relies on being able to communicate your story, whether that be the story of your brand or the products or services …

Storytelling

A 15-minute writing exercise can help us get better at standing up to power

Each fall, I volunteer at a writing workshop for teenagers in Brooklyn. Some of the students are the children of immigrants; some are people of color. Some identify as gay or bisexual. Being New Yorkers, they’re uniformly smarter and funnier and more independent than I was at their age—but they’re …

Writing

The Science Fiction That Came Before Science

Literature imagined technologically marvelous cities, space travel, and aliens before the scientific revolution even hit its stride.<p>An explorer builds a space ship and meets aliens on another world. They are a “people most strange,” these extraterrestrials. They’re twice as tall as humans; they …

Science Fiction

The Challenge of Story Revision Requests

Time and distance from a story make a revising a story tricky.<p>A month ago or so, I made my first unsolicited story submission in quite a while. The …

The Lord of the Rings

Write Your Novel In A Year - Week 46: 3 Lessons On Theme, Character, And Plot

Welcome to week 46 of Anthony's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here.<p><b>Goal setting</b><p>Review your theme<br>• Review …

Writing

22 Perfect Gifts for Writers

<i>Each year, we list our top gifts for writers in our annual holiday gift guide.</i> <i>Be sure to check out our holiday gift guides from</i> <i>2015</i><i>,</i> <i>2014</i><i>,</i> <i>2013</i><i>, as</i> …

Writing

2016 holiday books gift guide

“Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them,” says the author Neil Gaiman. “And it’s much cheaper to buy somebody a book …

Crystallize Your Novel

When I teach workshops based on my book <b>Write Your Novel From the Middle,</b> I usually say that finding your “mirror moment” illuminates the entire book …

Books

Stupid Writing Rules: 12 Dumb Things New Writers Tell Each Other

<i>Stupid writing rules–Beware the Dunning-Kruger Effect.</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Fake news isn’t our only problem in the era of social media. Fake writing rules …

Writing

7 ways to write a plot outline: The Infographic

Approaching writing your novel from a blank slate can be a daunting prospect. Whether you find the distant target of reaching a substantial word …

Writing

Four Reasons Your Characters Might Resist Being Written

Most novelists have experienced the elusive character, the one who stubbornly conceals her personality when you’re needing her to open up. There are …

Want to finish your novel? Try talking to yourself

<i>Nathan here! Kendra Levin is a senior editor at Penguin, a life coach for writers, and the author of the recently-published</i> The Hero Is You<i>, a</i> …

Writing

How to Write a Great Story: A Roundup of Best Advice

Over the last five years, I’ve had the good fortune and privilege to feature storytelling advice from many bestselling authors, as well as editors …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

<i>“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.”</i> — Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on …

Sleep