Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia kick for my teenage years, from books, to video games, and even the good ol’ Windows ‘95 startup chime. Maybe it’s because the world felt safer (pre-9/11!), the internet felt fresh and exciting (pre-Russian bots!), and it was...
Star Wars Episode VII: The Disney Marketing Team Awakens

Star Wars Episode VII: The Disney Marketing Team Awakens

Okay, so first, a disclaimer: I’ve loved Star Wars since forever. I first saw it in theaters when the special edition of Episode IV came out, and since then I’ve seen all six movies (yes, even the prequels) dozens of times. Whatever. I’m a nerd. And...
The 5 Most Epic TV Show Opening Title Sequences

The 5 Most Epic TV Show Opening Title Sequences

I love montages of any sort that manage to capture the themes and emotions from an entire movie or show in a couple minutes. Once upon a time, I wanted to work at a trailer production company in LA, churning out two-minute synopsis of movies. During my semester...
How to Be a Great Beta Reader and Give Helpful Feedback

How to Be a Great Beta Reader and Give Helpful Feedback

Has someone asked you to be their beta reader? If so congratulations — it’s a huge honor to be the first to read someone’s creative work. Of course, with that role comes a great deal of responsibility. The author is entrusting you to provide honest...