Bryan Paul Sullo

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Things to Share 2015-03-14

In Arts & Entertainment, Character Development, Faith & Religion, Family, Writing on 14 March 2015 at 8:49 pm

Volume 2 of things I’ve found to share recently:

In this installation, we have . . .

  • “Hacking Vehicles”
  • Маша и Медведь
  • “Making Selves Without Straw”
    and . . .
  • “Is that a Gun in Your…Pants?”

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Things to Share 2015-03-01

In Arts & Entertainment, Faith & Religion, Writing on 1 March 2015 at 6:13 pm

I’ve decided to try something new—sharing interesting things I come across online. Here’s what I’ve found recently: Read the rest of this entry »

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Wins

In Writing on 21 November 2013 at 12:14 pm
The other day, I was listening to “Call of the Wild” as an audio book. For the uninitiated, Buck, the protagonist of the novel, is a dog who is taken from a genteel life on a country estate and thrust roughly into the life of an Alaskan sled-dog. Jack London is an amazing writer, who allows the reader to empathize with Buck and to see the world through a dog’s eyes without anthropomorphizing the animal characters in the story. But, I digress.
In the second half of the book, London relates three instances where Buck performs tremendous feats out of love for his master, a man named Thornton. Essentially, they are three mini stories within the novel. Introducing the third vignette, London writes, “That winter, at Dawson, Buck performed another exploit, not so heroic, perhaps, but one that put his name many notches higher on the totem-pole of Alaskan fame.” Read the rest of this entry »

The 2 Best Pieces of Blogging Advice No One Ever Gave Me

In Writing on 20 November 2013 at 10:28 am

I’ve been blogging for a few years, on and off. Mostly, off, due to some bad advice I listened to early on.

Almost everyone who talks about blogging talks about it at the professional level. They’re concerned with SEO, and landing pages, and conversions. When you’re just starting out, though, none of this matters. What really matters is getting words on the screen. With that in mind, here are the two best pieces of blogging advice no one ever gave me: Read the rest of this entry »

Everything Wrong with Doctor Who

In Writing on 19 November 2013 at 9:22 am

All the DoctorsThe phenomenon that is Doctor Who began in 1963. Other than a sixteen-year hiatus, we’ve had one, continuous story that has attracted followers through some of the most disparate decades in history. This, despite the fact that the writers continually do everything wrong.

Think about it with me for a minute. If we were to sit down and come up with an idea for a sci-fi TV drama marketed to adults, what advice would we give each other: Read the rest of this entry »