I have read the following
The Galaxy Game
by Karen Lord (
This Book took forever to read. It wasn’t gripping and the language was verbose. The author relies on the readers to have an undersigning of her world without much explanation. As a series that may be acceptable if the book is later in the series but this book is a stand alone. There was a lot of et up without much payoff. There was more telling than there was showing. There were vivid descriptions but the book lacked action. I was interested at one point in the uncontrolled skill but was disappointed that that skill was underrepresented in the book as a whole.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge #1)
by Judy Blume (Goodreads Author)
A fun and light book for children and adults alike. The author writes a humorous tale full of lessons. These lessons however aren’t learned by peter rather they need to be taught by parents or teachers reading this book with children. I was left wondering how a three-year-old got a turtle off a dresser multiple times? If he did it once why didn’t Peter look for a different home for the turtle?
A wonderful adventure story with a good flow of tension from many areas of Phillip’s life. Phillip’s change is gradual which makes it believable. The author does a great job of depicting the racial tensions at the time. The author does a great job of using descriptive languate that allows reader to experience all the sensations of all the locations of the book. The climax is gripping and full of detail yet the pacing isn’t slowed.
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (Fudge #2)
by Judy Blume
A fun story written as if a young scared girl is telling it. The story arc followed the pattern well with constant tension that was serious for the girl and humorous to older readers. Chapters were broken in places that always created tension and leads readers to want to keep going. This is a strength of Judy Blume. I do want to more about the dog situation and how that plays out. I hope that is addressed in future books in this series. It was confusing to jump from peter to Sheila but it was still a fun journey.
I’m working on the following
I’m still working on my historical screenplay. Currently I’m grappling with how much time sub plots should take up of the typical 100 page screenplay.
In your experience in either writing or movie watching how much time do you think a screenplay should spend on sub plots?