Write like The Force Awakens

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article complaining about one of the reasons why the writing of the Star Wars prequels felt so uninspired. Largely I think it has to do with the eradication of a sense of wonder and mystery. Everything seems logical, but in a cold, heartless way. We're presented with  the backstory of this universe, but it isn't an exciting unveiling of this foreign galaxy--it's more of a bland history lesson.

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May the Fourth Be With You

We have come upon a hallowed time for my people this last Monday. Most of you will think that I’m talking about Cinco De Mayo but you would be wrong. I’m talking about May the Fourth… and yes I did say that it was a hallowed day for my people. (Nerd level: epic) Those people that I speak of are the ones that are preordering tickets as we speak for the next Star Wars movie and if you listen intently enough you can probably still hear the hum of light sabers being tested for the camp out on opening night. I only bring up the holy grail of nerd-dom to share with you something that may affect your writing. I’m talking about prequels and sequels.

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