October 15, 2010

Life As We Know It - The Movie!




Yesterday my coworker and I left work and saw the movie, Life As We Know It. It had been a long day and thought to reward ourselves for holding our snarkiness down to a humane level. And may I say that this movie was a great movie to go to with a girlfriend and unwind.

Katherine Heigel and Josh Duhamel have such great chemistry in this movie and their obvious love for little Sophie is the glue that binds them together.

I found myself analyzing this movie and comparing it to the the Three Act Structure. There is the obvious inciting incident, clear obstacles, and then a major black moment. I'd share them with you, but I'm sure you are all going to see the movie, so I won't spoil it for you!

It really helped me in my own new story. I've thought alot about the black moment and seeing it so clearly in the movie today showed me how to go about it.

And Kaye...I have started my story! I haven't written as much as I have wanted, but I've started and am 2000 words in. (which was a personal goal of mine...to write 2000 words a week.)

So go have fun this weekend. Catch a movie and write a page or two on your novel. You will be guaranteed a fabulous time if you do a little of both.




7 comments:

  1. Great job! I'm so proud of you for setting the outline aside and just getting started with the writing!

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  2. A goodness gracious!!! Thank you for making me laugh this morning! Can you believe I have not seen a trailer for this? Just goes to show how much I don't watch tv! But I LOVE Katherine Heigl. She's my faovrite actress and this movie looks AWESOME! I must go see it.

    Sherrinda - congrats on the 2000! That's awesome girl!

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  3. Oh man, you got to see this movie. I've been wanting to see it. Got me all curious about thi black moment too. The last WIP I finished is really the only book where I could clearly point out, "Hey, this is my black moment." So, I can always use help in that department.

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  4. Congrats for reaching your goal this week!

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  5. Don't you just love how writers get to claim such fun stuff as reading and movie watching as RESEARCH? Haven't seen this movie yet, but I've had my eye on it, since I like both the leads.

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  6. Oh my gosh!!! Thanks for posting this! I LOVE it. I just told hubby that we need to go see this, definitely. It looks hilariouS!

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