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Because you can't have too many dancing cats…

We told the kids today that, yes, we would get them a kitten (hopefully the 10+ year old cat will not freak). This prompted many hugs and kisses…and the eldest child finding this video.

Indiana Jones and the status quo

I’ve been listening to some tapes on story craft, and something in one of them recently struck me. In a nutshell, the instructor was talking about the first act, and how in the set-up, we see the hero in their ordinary life–the status quo. Then, per the Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell, Vogler, and basic story… Read more »

So what's up with the new blog?

Yeah, it’s a bit bizarre, but I felt like I needed a place where I could be Julie Kenner or J.K. Beck or Julie Beck (gads, please, not back to elementary school). So while I’ll continue to blog about book-specific stuff over at www.juliekenner.com and www.jkbeck.com, this puppy here is going to be the new… Read more »