Monday, April 7, 2014

My Piece for Big Hollywood

I wrote a piece for Breitbart's Big Hollywood about how conservatives should fight the culture war.  In broad strokes, I discussed how the basics of good writing can be used to portray conservative ideas positively.  In a nutshell, it's about showing, not telling.  Here's an excerpt:
What do Lions for Lambs, In the Valley of Elah, and Rendition have in common? They’re unsubtle. Outside of explicitly political films like Fahrenheit 9/11, nobody goes to the movies to have a political stance rammed down his throat, even if he agrees with the message. If your message gets in the way of your movie entertaining the widest audience possible, it needs to be cut. What it all boils down to is this: show, don’t tell. It’s a basic rule of writing, but you have to have the basics down to succeed.
Read the whole piece there.

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