The Marriage of True Minds, by Samantha Bryant
Shakespeare’s Sonnet #116 is one of my favorites. Who can forget Kate Winslet reciting it in the rain, her broken heart ravaging her face in Sense and Sensibility? She thought she and Willoughby had something eternal, but he broke her heart over mere money. In particular I love this line: “Love is not love/ Which […]
Building a Chain: The Joys of a Daily Writing Habit by: Samantha Bryant, by Samantha Bryant
In the history of my writing life, beginning when I was a child and continuing until I was 42 years old, I started hundreds of projects and never finished one. I’d write until I hit something that stopped me (either within the story, or in my life)…then I’d give up. When I came back, I […]
Building a Hero I Can Believe In, by Samantha Bryant
She stands atop the building, the wind blowing her cape and long, flowing hair out behind her as she scans the horizon. Her perfectly-toned, eternally twenty-three-year-old body is poised to leap (a position that apparently involves torqueing your body to accentuate both your breasts and your butt at the same time for the viewing pleasure […]
Why Superheroes? By Samantha Bryant, by Clare Dugmore
Why Superheroes? By Samantha Bryant   I love superhero stories. Some of the stories that linger best in the deepest heart of me came to me from comic books or movies, and feature people wearing capes and underwear over their pants. From the Wonder Twins to Mighty Mouse, Wonder Woman to The Greatest American Hero, […]
Cure a Movie Hangover: Superheroes!, by Clare Dugmore
Cure a Movie Hangover: Superheroes! by Samantha Bryant Bring on the capes and spandex! It’s been way too long between big screen heroes. Age of Ultron was six months ago, and it’s another six until we’ll see Captain America Civil War. We’re still trying to pretend that The Fantastic Four didn’t happen. Thankfully, there was […]
It’s All in Where You’re Standing: Point of View, by Clare Dugmore
It’s All in Where You’re Standing: Point of View by Samantha Bryant Stories come from a lot of different places. Some writers begin with a character. Or a line. Or a plot point. A setting. Dialogue. A scene. Stories grow from many different kinds of seeds, which is part of why the garden of literature […]