A few interesting tidbits from around the ‘net:
Check out this periodic table of storytelling. Mix and match your favorite movie, or use it to help plot your next story.
Wonder why old books have such a distinctive odor? I’m an unabashed book-sniffer, and I love the smell of used bookstores. Compound Interest breaks down the chemical processes at work.
Mental Floss has a great piece about authors who made cameos in films based on their work. A glaring omission is Charles Beaumont in Roger Corman’s The Intruder. Chuck wrote the novel (his only) and the screenplay, plus he played a crucial role in the film. Turns out not only could he write, he had acting chops as well.
Here’s the full movie, but Beaumont’s best bit starts at the 68-minute mark. Eagle-eyed genre viewers may also notice a young William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson in the audience shots alongside William Shatner.