Reimagining A Story

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A good story can last the test of time. There are many classics that we grow up reading that have become cultural standouts over the years. Classic stories will always be the classics for a reason, but sometimes a good reimagining of an old tale is just what a story needs. Times change, and sometimes a story just begs to be told in a new and interesting way. A few recent examples of this just this past year are The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Lost in Space. The changes in these stories are pretty drastic, but I’d argue that if these stories were told in the same way they once were they wouldn’t sit right with audiences.

Reimaginings happen all the time, and they aren’t as obvious as these two shows. Bridget Jones is a reimagining of Pride and Prejudice, and Avatar is a wild reimagining of Pocahontas. Another example is that they reimagine Spider-Man every couple of years! This year they reimagined him so many times there’s like… 6 versions of him!

If you’d like to reimagine a story yourself, here’s an article, written by John Kessel at Writer’s Digest, with some great tips on just how to do that: 6 Tips for Reimagining Classic Fiction in Your Writing

 

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Keeping Your Focus During The Holidays

Do the Holidays always catch you off guard as much as they do for me? This year it’s time to be ready and take them head-on. Many, like myself, simply react and do the best they can when the Holidays come around. This year, you can be ready, enjoy the Holidays to the fullest, and finish your work like a pro. It’s all doable, it just takes a little bit of planning. This article written by Jacquelyn Smith at Forbes isn’t geared specifically towards writers, but it does have some great tips for you.

14 Ways to Stay Focused at Work Through the Holidays

The best holiday gift after all is not having to think about work, and to be able to spend time with the ones you love.

Writing A Novel

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This week, I’m posting up about something pretty cool. Books! I know I mostly post about film and television, because that’s mainly my background. I love books too, and may be posting some interviews for them from time to time. I found a great article on the best resources for writing a novel. Check it out if you feel you could use some help.

Jerry Jenkins: The 12 Best Books on Writing I’ve Ever Read