Category Archives: Julie’s “How To” Series

These are my instructional / educational posts.

How To Make A Monster

How To Make A Monster The latest incarnation of the GODZILLA franchise will be released in theaters soon, and that got me thinking about … monsters. I’m a big monster movie fan, whether it’s the classics such as FRANKENSTEIN or … Continue reading

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How to be ill, according to George Eliot

Mr. Casaubon had never put any question concerning the nature of his illness to Lydgate, nor had he even to Dorothea betrayed any anxiety as to how far it might be likely to cut short his labors or his life. … Continue reading

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When Not To Apologize

When Not To Apologize Previously, I have written a post titled, “How Not To Apologize.” It was a simple primer on what constitute a bad apology and what constitutes a good apology. But knowing when not to apologize is even … Continue reading

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My Favorite Writing Sites

My Favorite Writing Sites As with most writers, I waste a lot of time online. (My ideal vacation is in a place that has no WiFi.) When I do wander, I will often wander to websites that help me with … Continue reading

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My Favorite Filmmaking Sites

Filmmaking Resources Definitions Secure Digital or (SD) is a non-volatile memory card format for use in portable devices, such as mobile phones, digital cameras, GPS navigation devices, and tablet computers. HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for … Continue reading

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How To Apologize

How To Apologize There’s always someone apologizing, but few have addressed the near-universal “non-apology.” A non-apology is so layered as to make it insulting. Apologizing does not take a lot of practice. Non-apologizing is a skill built up over years … Continue reading

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How to Watch A Movie

How to Watch A Movie Remember the last movie you saw?  What was it about?  Or, more specifically, whom was it about? A movie is about the character who changes the most, who has the most dramatic character arc, as … Continue reading

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