Writing About Writing: The Songs in Every Musical and What They Can Teach You About Story Structure

There are certain things that you’re either obsessed with or you just plain don’t understand. Competitive cup stacking. CBS’s Big Brother. Professional wrestling. Pineapple on pizza. Musicals. But regardless of whether or not you actually enjoy musicals you can learn SO much from them. In a good musical, the songs actually help to advance the story. They don’t just reiterate information we already know. Now to be … Continue reading Writing About Writing: The Songs in Every Musical and What They Can Teach You About Story Structure

30 Movies in 30 Days: Moulin Rouge

Had I seen it before: Yes, but it was long enough ago that I pretty much forgot the entire thing. What IMDb says: A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. Requirements fulfilled:  – At least one musical Why I picked it: I still hadn’t fulfilled the musical requirement and I remember liking this one A LOT when I first saw it. That was … Continue reading 30 Movies in 30 Days: Moulin Rouge