Pity and Fear: why we love tragedy


Pity and fear, Aristotle said…are the great emotional engines for tragedy.   ~ from “Hit Lit” by James W. Hall Pity and fear—I’m often surprised when I learn what makes a good movie worth watching.  “The Artist”, fired up the twin engines of pity and fear and took off with this year’s Oscar for “best […]

Literary Blockbuster Challenge


Years ago, I won a “24-hour One-Act Play competition”.   Later, I wrote a feature screenplay over a long weekend with two buddies.  The 3-day novel competition, I’ve survived that twice.  Now it’s time for… Inkubate’s first annual LITERARY BLOCKBUSTER CHALLENGE! According to Inkubate, a “literary blockbuster” is a novel that “explores the eternal philosophical questions […]

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