As a budding writer and active author-in-training I hear constantly that a blog is the best way to put yourself out there to your fans, students, followers and readers. I have struggled with this for a while. I am currently not published yet so I didn't want to write about writing or my process or any of that since I didn't feel like I was have the credentials for it yet. I know I am an excellent fiction writer but until I have a bit more hard evidence I won't be trying to prove it here. I roamed far and wide for a topic that I love and know I will continue to love in the years to come. I wanted something that my followers would enjoy whether they like my writing or not.
After writing off and resurrecting the blog idea several times I decided I was over thinking it. I took the approach of finding things I really love to talk about no matter what it was then see how that worked into my writing. Once I stopped trying so hard to be a super serious and "professional" writer the answer was clear. I needed to write about my passions. I have two great loves as far as entertainment; books and adaptations of those books for the big and small screen.
I taught at a writer's group meeting last night and listened to the conversation buzz about the upcoming release of Fifty Shades of Grey. I have been watching the brilliant marketing junket for the movie and had read the book. I don't find it soul moving in its content but I am terribly curious to see how it will translate to the big screen, especially after all the press coming out about how the director and author butted heads over the ending. After thinking it over one last time the decision was made. The Page and Screen will be my blog about the things I love most; books and their movies, or vice versa and which one I thought was better and why.
So in preparation for my kick off Friday night, I just arranged to catch the first show Friday morning at my local theater. So break out the popcorn and wine (yes, my local theater serves wine) and tune back in Friday evening for my review of Fifty Shades of Grey and if I think the did the book justice or not. Laters, baby.
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