February 25th, 2021
Agatha Christie had quite a formula. She didn’t discover it. Others employed similar elements before her, and many more have practiced it since. But Christie perfected it with her cozy who-done-its featuring Hercule Poirot.
Christie’s mysteries generally begin by introducing a cast of eccentric characters, progress quickly to an inciting incident (usually a murder), and kick into gear with the arrival of a master investigator who … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].
February 23rd, 2021
Heard about the actor’s nightmare? It’s a variation of the dream in which you find yourself completely out of place and unprepared for a given situation. You know, like being in the produce section of a grocery store, standing behind a stack of vegetables and hoping no one notices your naked. Or perhaps it’s the covid-era dread of sitting in a crowded classroom and realizing you’ve left your mask at home.
In the actor’s nightmare, a performer stands clueless before a packed house, unable to remember a single line of dialogue.
The dream is so prevalent among actors that Christopher Durang devoted an entire play to it, fittingly … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].
February 22nd, 2021
Yes, it’s been a while. But I’m back. Blogging again.
I’ve never been one to balance professional writing and webpage management. When the two compete, the latter goes untended. Not that I’m complaining. The past two months have centered on some exciting projects. And now that most of those deadlines are either met or within reach, I’m hoping to drop a few long-overdue posts. First up is the latest news on Game On! – [read more at The 21st-Century Scop]