The Author’s Journey

7 Best Self-publishing Podcasts
When you’re just starting out with your book writing, and/or publishing business (or even if you’re not), it’s a good idea to stay current with the latest trends and tips in the self-publishing world. Personally, I find podcasts to be one of the most accessible ways to stay in the know. They’re a great way to...
Lord of the Rings Chapter by Chapter Reading Order
To those who haven’t read the Lord of the Rings books, it may come as a slight surprise that their pacing is different from that of most books. In The Two Towers and Return of the King, instead of jumping back and forth between various viewpoints, Tolkien gives us everything from one viewpoint all at...
Live Free or Twihard: Bella’s Heroic Journey for Wholeness in Fantasy
Note: this is a paper I did back when I was in Brigham Young University earning my bachelor’s degree. Whether or not you like the Twilight series, there’s something be understood in the psychology of its readers, to understand what makes something so popular. The Twilight series has undergone nearly every form of criticism known...
Shadow Control: Batman’s Relationship with Himself Through his Enemies
Many would agree that one of the reasons why Batman is among the more popular superheroes is the ensemble of villains he fights, and that he is defined by these men and women. Practically every single villain is insane to one degree or another. Each is also a reflection of Batman, and the question is...
The Lord of the Rings and Escapism
Note: This is a paper I did for a British literature class. The paper covers escapism found in modern fantasy literature and using The Lord of the Rings as my primary example. I think it’s one of my best papers so far. In an academic setting, if you ever mention Twilight, or Harry Potter, or...
Why all Storytellers and Businesses Should Consider Cross-platform Storytelling
This is something I think every storyteller and entertainment business should learn, that creating a multi-platform story can only help the success of that story. Generally speaking, in any entertainment franchise, there is a particular medium that is the “core” of the story. For Star Wars it’s film, for Harry Potter it’s books, for Halo...
This is a class assignment that I got to do. The class was a literature and film class, focusing mainly on how one platform is adapted to another. In this assignment we got to take a short scene from a movie and adapt it as a novelization, or short story. I chose to take my...
Fidelity in Adaptations When you are studying adaptations, it is important to remember that fidelity is not a valid criterion for understanding them. Fidelity implies a direct adaptation, changing only the actual media platform it uses. This is not a good way to study adaptations because it is impossible to study a work of media,...
Welcome to a new type of post here at All Timelines. In this series, I will provide a detailed analysis of a specific film. For starters, I’m talking about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the first of the Star Wars prequels, released in 1999 and directed by George Lucas. In these posts I will provide a scene...
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