Here are the latest posts from Benjamin M. Weilert:

This post was originally written for the NaNoWriMo blog. You can check it out here (it’s been slightly modified, but the content’s basically the same). I’m an engineer. While most of my colleagues use this as an excuse to keep themselves from writing anything, I argue it’s the reason they need to be the best […]
Posted: November 20, 2018, 10:00 pm
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” When it comes to writing, many will consider this alleged quote by Benjamin Franklin to mean that they should outline every single scene of their book, write FBI-level character bios, and practically have every part of the book already written in their head before they […]
Posted: October 8, 2018, 6:00 pm
A few months ago, I discussed how there are four essential edits that every author should perform on their manuscript. While the author can do half of these edits by themselves, two edits need the input of other people: editors and beta readers. Authors shouldn’t expect editors to ask what to look for during their review, […]
Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:00 pm

Here are the latest posts from Benjamin M. Weilert’s movie blog:
Cinema Connections 2016

Victor Hugo once said, “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” There is something innately powerful about music that allows us all to express ourselves. Whether it’s dancing to a song in the middle of the street (like in West Side Story (1961)), or being able to play... Read more.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 7:01 am
One of the curses of wealth is the lack of a work/life balance. To maintain a lavish lifestyle, one must dedicate their lives to their work. Because the dedication to work provides the money needed to remain wealthy, then some regular household duties can be covered by hiring someone to do them. From maintaining a... Read more.
Posted: December 7, 2018, 7:01 am
There’s no doubt that many countries dominate the film market. It’s hard to ignore the United States’ film industry due to how many films it churns out in a given year. However, even in foreign markets, certain countries have a recognizable industry for many reasons. French films have their artistic nature, Swedish films were made... Read more.
Posted: November 30, 2018, 7:01 am