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Reviews: True Map of the City
“The plot is clever and delicately developed, the symbolism is richly layered, and every scene leaves readers asking head-scratching questions. The hyperbolic level of bureaucracy and hypocrisy occasionally comes across as satire, but also has the dark edge of Orwellian fiction.
"Creating such a surreal, vaguely impossible atmosphere in a novel is a challenging task, but Guenther plays masterfully with philosophy and language to achieve a singular mood. The stark, matter-of-fact narration and the intimacy of Horus' inner monologue gives the prose a foreboding sense, while the flashes of humor and ridiculousness give the book an odd balance.
"Guenther fits a whole tangled tale into just over 100 pages, with few wasted words.
"Capped off with a . . . completely unexpected conclusion, A True Map of the City is a truly good read, and Guenther humbly proves himself as a literary descendant of Kafka himself.” --Editor, Self-Publishing Review
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Category Archives: screenplays
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In my last post, I referred to Hal Croasmun’s “22 Ways to Improve Your Screenwriting” (here). One of his recommendations is: 18. Take an acting class. Several people have suggested this to me in the past, and Croasmun’s advice pushed … Continue reading
Hal Croasmun has posted a useful list of screenwriting tips here. It’s not one of those content mill shortie lists; there’s some real meat here. Actually, it has 26 tips, taking into account a multi-part item, No. 9. A few … Continue reading
“The Garden of Forking Paths”
When constructing a plot, at any given juncture with multiple potential outcomes, it’s wisest not to select the first outcome that pops into your head. The best procedure consists of identifying as many of the outcomes as practical and then … Continue reading
SU’s Tips for Online Screenplay Marketing
Screenwriting U has some great suggestions for selling film scripts. Check it out here: http://www.screenwritingu.com/blog/15-ways-sell-screenplay-online
Wim Wenders on Filmmaking
There is a brilliant article on MovieMaker that you should see if you care about such things. It’s titled: Wim Wenders’ 50 (that’s right, 50) Golden Rules of Moviemaking. This is the best such list I’ve seen in a long, … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 6
In the Mouth of the Lion is complete in its latest incarnation. I’m still finding a very few minor things to tweak on every pass, but I’ve reached the point where those minor changes may be irrelevant. I need another … Continue reading
Screenplay, Part 5
Tonight, I made some major progress on In the Mouth of the Lion. I had reduced a 3.6 page punchlist* to 23 open items. Now I have only ten open items. I may be able to finalize (ha-ha) this draft … Continue reading
Reasons Scripts Don’t Fly
Below is the link to a post called, “38 Reasons Why Your Screenplay Isn’t Getting Recommended by a Script Reader.” The post is accompanied by a chart crafted by an éminence grise who lurks under the mysterious, if humble, nom de … Continue reading