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The Craft of Writing: One Story Telling Error in The Water Diviner

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The Water DivinerRecently, I shuffled out of my writer’s cave and went with a friend to see Russell Crowe’s debut directorial effort, The Water Diviner. The critics are split on how well he did:

It’s clear that Russell Crowe has poured his heart and soul into the historical romance The Water Diviner, his first feature as a director. If only the film were better.

And:

Its journey of healing and self-discovery can be felt a century and a continent away.

There are other, less complementary quotes but I could see nothing wrong with his visual imagery, or the performance of the actors, and the themes were heart rending and poignant. So what is the problem? The storytelling itself.

“The Water Diviner” is an uneven effort by first-time director Russell Crowe, and the occasionally preposterous screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios doesn’t exactly help Crowe as director, either.

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The Writer’s Craft: Do You Need A Blog?

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To blog or not to blog I recently read a blog post by an editor and writer who said that writers don’t need a blog. She advised that the time spent on blogging could be best spent writing. Yes, I said that correctly. I read this on her blog.

Her previous entry was about building an online presence.

Okay, who’s zooming who?

Do you absolutely need a blog?

No.

If you are a fantastic undiscovered literary genius who is only waiting on the publishing world to wake up to your fabulousness, much like J.K. Rowling with her twenty-one rejections of the first Harry Potter book, you don’t need a blog. Are you that writer? Good. You probably should have a blog to share your genius, but you don’t need one.

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