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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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"I'll be back." The most iconic line of dialog that comes to my mind. For years Arnold Swartzeneggar's infomous line of dialog has been said by million of adoring fans. And why is this line of dialog famous. Is it because of Arnold's great delivery? Certainly not! It's because of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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So what is your favorite ice cream of all-time? For me this is a bit of a trick answer. As my favorite ice cream right now isn't even technically an ice cream at all, it's a gelato: Sicilian Pistachio by Talenti. So what's the difference between what's consdidered a gelato... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Gotta believe that when George Miller's "Mad Max: The Fury Road" (2015) came out I would be one of the first to see it. Well, I did wait until the first Saturday of its wide release to see this good movie, but on my first day off on its release... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Nina Sayers, Riggan Thompson, Daniel Plainview, Whip Whittkaker, and Mavis Gary; who are these people, and what do they have in common? Answer: they are the lead characters in hit movies in the drama genre. And what they all have in character is that they are what I would call:... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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For the past eight month or so I've been driven to make one of the 20+ chapters in my epic fantasy novel I'm in process of writing as good as I can make it. Chapter 2 is a critical chapter that I feel I must "nail" and make as good... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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There are a bunch of musical groups, and headline performers out there who are so bad that they make me wanna throw the radio out of the window when they com on. I don't know what your criteria for what constitues "good" and "bad" music is, but I'm pretty eccletic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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At first I couldn't believe how poorly run the Pierce County jury duty room was run. Then, by the end of the week I was a case! Then two weeks later GOING to jury duty I totalled out my Toyota Corolla RIGHT in front of the court house on an... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I MARVEL at great acting. Usually greating acting is paired with a great story, and other great characters as well. Such is the case with "Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" (2014). I think I've watched this show four times now, and each time I watch this great movie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Well I went and saw that Chris Tomlin concert that was in the Key Arena this last Saturday night that I actually had a link to for a while in my Surf City sidebar. And? I went with my mom and her faternial twin (which means they're NOT identical. And?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Give me enough time on the same material, and I we deliver some truely bizare ways of describing it. My latest discovery: editing by means of blasting--imploring the tank method, if you will. So what is the tank method of editing fiction? That's stopping and firing at whatever you see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Happy birthday, Mernitman! Glad you have a new bike to cruise the beach with. As I was reading this post I couldn't help but think, that the tension that arises when technology clashes and ventures to threaten the romance between two people is very fallow ground for comedy spots in romantic comedy storylines. What I mean is that an exploration and a take off the conflict that technology brings to romance IS a place that some modern-day comedy that people can relate to can come from. Have you seen people trying to use that in the rom-com material? As for me, I'm at the point in my life where I need to technology up. I'm still using a flip cell-phone from like 6 years ago. When I bought a new car recently the salesmen was at a loss with how to get my Verison flip phone to interface with the state-of-the-art GPS navigation system that this car had which supported hands free phone calls. Anyway, great post. You're a real master at saying a lot, and not using a lot of words. See, all that poetry reading is paying off.
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Putting your butt on the seat cushion and staring at the monitor for a time of writing takes disciple. Personally, I subsribe to the belief that you should try to write for a least an hour a day, everyday if you honestly consider yourself a write, of which I do.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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It's been a very crazy week for me for reasons I can't really get into right now because some of the crazyness is still going on, though one big issue did go a long way to getting settled today--but that a story for a later post... I was debating whether... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Ah the value of that someone who initiates the chase. As pertains to common romantic endeavors normally that's the guy. But in some circumstance it can actually be the woman. Such is the case in one of my all-time favorite romantic comedy movies of all-time, "13 Going on 30" (2004:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Cool song, Billy. Did use your link and listened to Blake Mills' hit. Kinda sounds like a song you'd hear featured at Starbucks. And you're right, "I know I fucked up" is a funny bridge to put in a song. Humble honesty... Hmmm... Great insight and start to this series, BUT if we could just transfer that trait to the political arena, then we'd really be onto something. IF you're looking for a perfomer highly capable of delivering music for rom-coms, you might wanna consider Taylor Swift. She's got a song entittled, "How You Get the Girl" that sounds like it was ripped right from the pages of your "Writing the Romantic Comedy" paperback. And of course Taylor latest smash hit which is getting a lot of air time on the radio right now: "Style"; really captures the magic and delight of a romantic encounter.
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O boy, here goes senior Pretentious yet again, eh? What's with this whole "Challenges in Writing a Novel" series about anyway? Does crackpot know anything about anything!? Well, self-doubt, I'm sorry but at least for today I'm going to put you on the shelf, and rave about the things I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Jesus Wins. This is NOT an original E.C. Henry quote, but rather was one that I heard a person that I highly respect chose to answer his phone at one time. NEVER doubt the affect your words can have on another person. Even in brief interactions with other people you'd... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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This world needs more rich people in it. This world needs more patron of the arts who have money to fund moviemakers' dreams so that worker bees like me have a payoff to look forward to. Pre-pro screenwriters can have amazing dreams and projects, but with out the right pollinator... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
Billy, sometimes I feel as though I need a translator after reading some of your posts. You really are a novelist at heart. But in screenwriting terms can the essence of these two paragraphs be distilled down to something akin to this line description: Billy receives his new pen, and delights in it profusely.
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This was supposed to be a time where I'd be flying through things. The hard work is done; I have a draft of the epic fantasy novel I'm working. Know the beginning, know the middle, and I know how it ends. So I'm in the editing phase. But not just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Mae Whitman is a revelation! I THINK she just delivered the best perfomance of a teenager in high school setting movie I've ever seen. If you like good teen movies well then you've GOT to see, "The Duff" (2015: novel by Kody Keplinger, screenplay by Josh A. Cagan, directed by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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I probably should have written this post a couple days ago, but I definatly wanted to talk about the 2015 Oscars. By now, four days AFTER the Oscars you SHOULD already know the winners and losers--if you're into that kind of thing. The big winner of the night was of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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Normally I'm pretty eager and excited to watch the Oscars. This year, however, I don't really care. Taylor Swift sings-- I Love the Players / And You Love the Game (lyrical quote from the chorus of her "Blank Space" song: sorry right now it seems like EVERYTHING points to Taylor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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A good villain adds to, and doesn't take away from a good plot. Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Take for instance the "pale man" from Guillermo De Torro's "Pan's Labyrith" (2006). Didn't you like how Ofelia, the little girl/main protagonist, had to evade and escape the "pale... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry
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It's been a LA-ONG time since I got into today's pop music, BUT thanks to Taylor Swift that's starting to change. A few months ago I did a post about how much I liked Taylor's video to her song "Shake it Off". Well, since then she's released the second song... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Inside the Brain of E.C. Henry