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Outlander: Mind, Body, and Soul – A Review of The Wedding, Episode 107

The phrase “Female Director” kind of pisses me off. I know how naïve that makes me. I don’t know how Hollywood works except from what I’ve read, but I do know there’s nothing inherently masculine about the title of Director. … Continue reading

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Which passage best highlights the romantic aspects of Release?

Release is not a romance novel, but aspects of it certainly meet the criteria. I’ve been invited to spotlight Release on a fabulous book blog focused on the Romance genre. I need your help choosing what to highlight. https://epoll.me/vote/ACd6ghoOAhs/help-from-which-chapter-should-i-excerpt-a-passage-of-release-for-a-romance-focused-book-blog?fb_ref=Default

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Outlander: Know Thy Enemy — a Review of The Garrison Commander, Episode 106

The producers of Outlander did a brave thing in this passage, both on page and screen. By not pulling punches (pun only slightly intended) in The Garrison Commander, Gabaldon and screenwriter Ira Steven Behr send the message: if you’re squeamish or … Continue reading

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Review of Outlander Episode 105: RENT

Welcome new fans! RELEASE is literary women’s fiction. To deepen my study of the genre, I am reviewing Outlander by examining the adaptation from the novels of Diana Gabaldon. Check out my post about Episode 105: RENT. via Outlander: Like … Continue reading

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Outlander: Two Roads Diverged – A Review of ‘The Way Out’ and ‘The Gathering’ (Episodes 103 & 104)

My angle in the Outlander commentary business is to compare and contrast the novel and the television series. I have to admit that this post was far more… via Outlander: Two Roads Diverged – A Review of ‘The Way Out’ and ‘The Gathering’ … Continue reading

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Outlander: Majesty and Mayhem – Recap of Castle Leoch, Episode 102

A blog post about backstory, pacing, sequencing, narrative arcs, costumes, set design, and knee porn. via Outlander: Majesty and Mayhem – Recap of Castle Leoch, Episode 102.

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Outlander: Prologue and Foreplay – Recap of Sassenach, Episode 1.01

We’re just about eight weeks out from the return of new Outlander episodes, so there’s no time like the present to revisit the past. I do not hold myself up… via Outlander: Prologue and Foreplay – Recap of Sassenach, Episode 1.01.

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Outlander: The Medium is the Message

A post about audiences’ preconceived notions regarding how novels should be portrayed on the screen. via Outlander: The Medium is the Message.

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The Seductive Dangers of Fantasy Casting

There are so many reasons to avoid the game—choosing actors to play characters from your novel, if or when a movie is finally made. One reason is that the exercise doesn’t account for the actor’s ability to inhabit a role. Sure, actors ought to have some passing resemblance … Continue reading

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Outlander: May the Fourth Be With You

We were told that each of the #4Droughtlander video clips, which have been coming on the Fourth of each month prior to the April 4th Outlander return, would… via Outlander: May the Fourth Be With You.

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