Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
Antenna
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The best thing I read this week about writing that wasn't about writing.

FILM CRITIC HULK on the art of "cinematic affectation" and how choices in cinematography work. Yes, yes, it's about film and visual stuff, but as I often rant at you all (when I show up to rant at you all), I've learned a lot about writing fiction from thinking about film. This is more visual than my usual topic of obsession (structure in screenplays), but steal the concept of a good shot that is good not because it's showy but because it serves the story and apply that to scene selection and detail selection in your prose.

Anyway. Check it.
Tags: craft, random
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