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Bryan Young
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Filmmaker, writer, etc.
Filmmaker, writer, etc.

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Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 Schedule
It's time for another year of Salt Lake Comic Con and another hectic schedule for me. But! that doesn't mean it's not a helluva lot of fun. I hope you're able to join me at any of these panels. Especially if you like Star Wars. And please, please, please co...
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I Accidentally Won an Award
Some of you may remember that I'm working on a short film. It's been a long process. We started filming in April. I'm still working on post-production. The film only clocks in at 19:11, even with credits, but there's a lot of work packed into those minutes....
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My Dragon Con 2017 Schedule
It's time again for another year of Dragon Con. This is one of my favorite conventions every year and they keep me busy. Here is my tentative schedule and I hope to see you there. (Especially for my reading. There's nothing worse than reading to an empty ro...
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Anatomy of a Scene: The Third Man
It's time again to break a scene down. I've done some from books (like The End of the Affair   and Starship Troopers ) and other movies (like Citizen Kane , City Lights , Raiders of the Lost Ark , and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ), but now it's time ...
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Character Development
After my last post about side characters, I was asked to write about main character development and I thought it would be useful to offer you some of the quirks of my process and how I think of characters. For one, like anything in writing, this comes down ...
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Side Characters
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not an expert in creating side-characters. I think those that I've created have worked well in my stories and part of that comes from a bit of a sixth sense. So, I wouldn't take any of this advice as anything but the ramb...
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Thoughts on Editing
I've been swamped in edits on my fantasy novel lately and I've had some friends in the process of editing as well. Naturally, we've all been talking about things and one asked me if I would write a blog post about editing, specifically about word choice. An...
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The Balance Between Reading and Writing
I'm of the considered opinion that in order to be a good writer, you need to be a voracious reader. It's how we, as writers learn. There's no way an architect could become a better architect without inspecting the plans of other architects and keeping up on...
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The Importance of Honest Advanced Readers
A couple of weeks ago, I tried to read a book from an acquaintance. They'd been religiously promoting their book and I decided I would give it a shot. Sadly, I never made it past the free sample that Amazon offered. What I was most shocked by is that this b...
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My Origins Schedule
As many of you might know, Origins Game Fair is a convention I've been doing for the last four or five years now. Although the brunt of the convention programming is based in table-top games, there is a healthy writing track that includes people like Michae...
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