Write A Review And I’ll Use Your Name In A Future Story

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Saturday November 1st is the start of the annual National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This is where writers across the country try to write a novel with at least 50,000 words by November 30th. This year I plan to participate for the first time. In connection with the project and to help sell my previous book, if you write a review for it, I will use your name in a future story. It’s win-win.

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Passing on “War of the Worlds”

At the end of June, uber Director Steven Spielberg and ultra uber actor Tom Cruise come to the theaters with a remake of the HG Wells novel “War of the Worlds”.

In case you aren’t aware of the material, aliens invade Earth and Earth loses the war. A plot twist then has the aliens dying off and the Earth is free once more.

After seeing the trailers recently, I have decided to take a pass on the movie.

It isn’t because of the people involved. I enjoy the movies from both Spielberg and Cruise. The reason I am not going to see “War of the Worlds” is because it is too possible of a reality.

I can’t imagine anyone who watched the plane flying into the south tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 and then watching both towers collapse live enjoying a movie that shows a lot of major death and destruction – even computer generated. I know I can’t – not anymore.

I want to watch a movie as an escape and “War of the Worlds” isn’t an escape for me. Especially with the current war in Iraq.

I’m sure there is some political motive behind the movie as there was in the Wells novel and I applaud that but the fake mayhem just pales in comparison to real life.

So, I think I will spend my movie dollars to continue my Lindsay Lohan fixation and see “Herbie: Full Loaded” which opens June 22nd.