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E.C. Henry
Bonney Lake, WA
Pre-pro Screenwriter -- who wants to get discovered!
Interests: Screenwrting, Jesus, Ancient History, Graphic Design, the Seattle Seahawks, Brycen my nephew
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Not a big fan of the music montage, but lately there in ONE that's really been standing out in my mind. It's the useage of Keith Urban's song, "Someone Like You" in the GREAT romanic comedy, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003, staring Matthew McConaughey and Kate... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Last Thursday through Monday I went on a self-imposed writer's retreat BACK to the same place where about a year ago I went--and came back very disappointed with myself in the lack of progress I made on editing my epic fantasy novel. Happy to report I did MUCH better this... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Okay, so I did something a little wacky before I went on my most recent writer's I made a new rom-com oriented playlist to get my psched and in the mood. In doing so, I remeber getting an e-mail from the Taylor Swift fansite, which was promoting a new music... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Never doubt the way people can bounce back. Earlier in the my dad's karate career he made friends with a fellow karate enthusiast who also worked for a time at Boeing, where my dad worked untill he retired about 10 years ago. My dad's friend is a very complex person.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I know I need to get after it and start writing them. As I was blown away that my cousin Jamie came all the way out here from Illinois to attend my aunt's funeral. What makes his sacrifice so meaningful to me is my cousin Jamie is very successful as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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A good story is like a well crafted slide. It twists and turns, all-the-while pleasantly delighting you untill you reach the end. I like good stories. I like a good plot. I am a writer, thus I design litterary slides for the delight of myself and hopefully someday to entertain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sorry for not posting on Sunday, but from Thursday through Sunday we had relatives over from Colorado and Illisnois. They came over for my beloved aunt's funeral. To the glory of God Thursday through Sunday were VERY NICE days. After an unseasonaby wet winter and spring, we FINALLY got some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Probably should appolgize in advance for this post, and MAYBE for the next couple of posts I do on the this blog. But right now I'm in process of grieving for my beloved aunt who died on Good Friday, March 27. I spent some time yesterday with my family at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I regret to report that my beloved aunt Denny passed away earlier this afternoon. She was 67 years old. There aren't enough words to describe how much I Iove this woman, and what she meant to me. Denny was an aquired taste. She was very, very different from average, ordinary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Spent ALL DAY on Saturday pickup up piles of sticks and burning them. Had one hell of a bondfire from about 11 a.m. untill well after dark, finally calling it quits after about 9 p.m. On Sunday I was feeling it. Feeling sore in places I didn't even know were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning." An actual quote that a bartender who was promoting his bar's 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. St. Patrick's Day hours of open for business and an obveous promotion for public intoxication. Heard that quote spoken on a radio... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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(My new friend looks something like this) I THINK I made a new friend this week, and it came as a result of an unforseen development: my aunt agreed to take on a cat from some lady at the hospital that she's recovering at. First off, please pray for my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Being as this is where my "head" is these days, I wanted to do a post on iconic romances as seen through the ages in film This immediately brings to mind, "Cinderella", but that's a rather simplistic cartoon story. I wanted something more, something more real... Okay, so next I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Read this post on Scott Myers' "Go Into the Story" blogspot last week and it really resonnated with me. Sometimes it really help to get out there and see what other people's thoughts are thing are. Like a section of this quote attributed to Gary Provost: "... write with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Wow, what a great interview with Briannee Hogan, Billy. Good job. Didn't know that Creative Screenwriting was still in existance untill this post! Really liked the way you opened up in the interview and told the readers how your parents helped shape your love for the genre with the Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn rom-coms. Love hearing the shaping forses that guide people. Also LA-OVED you dissing a little bit on Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck". Easy to laud the praise on Schumer on this one, but I'm more curious as to what Judd Apatow's footprint in this movie was. In 2005 he made the classic "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin" then a decade later he directed a raunchy rom-com that was the female equivalent of his male-side jem--and in "Trainwreck" he proved that he could put out a product that was lean and ended well, which was one of my few gripes with Judd's movies over the years. Anyway, GREAT interview. Glad to read that the relationship between you and Creative Screenwriting is still going strong.
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Rom-com action on the small screen?! Whahhuttt!! Have you seen "How to Be Single" which stars Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie and Rebel Wilson? Gotta see the play of the grass is always greener on the other side which is explore in the lead heroine, Dakota Johnson's character. Good stuff. MAYBE the rom-com genre in feature films is on the rebound... Well, at least I'm hoping "How To Be Single" is the beginning of an upswing.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2016 on Still Girls at Living the Romantic Comedy
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I don't know you can not watch Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors play, and not love him. This is one of the smallest guys on the court, but he is a deadly accurate shooter, and very skilled ball handler. I know the best NBA player of all-time is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Ever since I started writing, feature length movie scripts I've had an affinity for the Oscars. Some years watching the show I could feel my heart burning with longing, as the people up for awards were my heros that I wanted to work with--with them being involved with the production... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I don't think I've enjoyed watching the character arc of the leading heroine in a romantic comedy unfold as much as I liked Dakota Johnson's "Alice" personal, love story/arc unfold in the jem of a movie: "How to Be Single" (2016: screenplay by Abby Kohn, Mark Silversteiin, Dana Fox, book... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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If you were to site the "great romances" and see them as a collection on the wall, who would be there and why? Which king and queen would sit atop the thrones of the ideal--as you see it? It's weird the way life, art, and the annual time of romcance,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Nice to see you're finally popping your head to the surface, much like Puxsutawney Phil, Billy. Ya know, according to handler, Phil did not see his shadow this year, so we're due for an early spring! Yeah, finnaly some good news! And it took a groundhog and his handler to give it to us!! From a brief AOL news clip I read some interesting facts surrounding a couple recent Groundhog Day celebrations in the Punxutawney, PA. Like in 2009 the groundhog BIT THE HAND of then-mayor Michael Bloomberg during the annual Febuary 2 celebration. And tragically in 2014, after Charolette the groundhog wiggled out of Mayor Bill de Bario's grasp she fell to the ground and then died a week later of internal injuries. That groundhog does indeed have a personallity. And as your post alludes this classic movie, "Groundhog Day" DOES grow on you with repeated viewings. I find that I like it more and more with each new revisiting. There's a lot to that movie to enjoy. It has serveal different levels and layers to it, and that's a hallmark of most great, iconic movies. Happy Groundhog Day, Billy. Good to have ya back!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2016 on The Hidden Heroine at Living the Romantic Comedy
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Don't have a lot to say this week. But I'm still open for business. Sounds kinda crazy to say that, but sometimes during the lean times you just need to remind others (and yourself) that YES, I'm still a creative writer who is trying to get something going where my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I am a hopeless romantic. WHERE I chose to dilly dally proves that. Don't know if I'll EVER get done with this epic fantasy novel I'm working on. But boy o boy am I ever having fun rewriting it. Sure, it's tendious. Sure, it's been a long time coming. But... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Sometimes you just hafta sit back and admire the daring choices some creatives make. Such is the case with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrirtu's choice to have a movie like "The Revenant" (2015: staring Leonardo DiCapro and Tom Hardy) be your follow-up to "Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance" (2014: staring... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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(view from the east, looking at the weathered side of our family garage) 2016. How's it going for you so far? For me I already have a good bead on how 2016 is going to go. And one of the biggest focusus for me in 2016 is going to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry