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Author Archives: Mara Purl
Part I – Books versus TV, Narrative Voice versus Scripted Scenes: Longmire, Outlander
A Guest Post by Mara Purl
Every author wants their novels to be made into a film or a television series. Right?
So let’s take a look at how these two worlds of “series”—both the readable and the viewable kind—connect, overlap, or compete. Some people discover a great series first on TV, then want to dig deeper by reading the original books. Some don’t want to see the adaptation on a screen until they’ve delved into the books, sometimes referred to by producers as “source material.”
Here we’ll take a look at works by Diana Gabaldon (the Outlander series), and Craig Johnson (the Longmire series).… Read more
Posted in Art and Entertainment, BBC Radio, Books, careers, Mara Purl, Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, narrative voice, Novel series, Radio, Radio Drama, Serial Drama, Soap Opera Fiction, Television series, Writing Tagged Bosche, Longmire, Milford Haven, narrative voice, Outlander, TV series Leave a comment
The Dolls’ Christmas
This year we have special visitors who seem to have taken over the den and the guest room. I wouldn't be surprised if they've been tiptoeing around while I'm not looking, arraying themselves throughout the house. This just might be the dolls' Christmas.
Posted in Books, familial history, Family, family history and genealogy, Family values, Gifts, Gratitude, Heart, Uncategorized Tagged childhood, Christmas, dolls, family memories Leave a comment
My Box of Dollies
I hope, when I get to doll heaven, these dolls will be waiting for me once again. They were, and always will be, among my most trusted and trustworthy companions.
Posted in Baby Boomers, familial history, Family, family history and genealogy, Gifts, Gratitude, Head & Heart, Heart, Japan, Mara Purl, womens literature Tagged childhood, parenting Leave a comment
The Sound of Her Voice
But as I rode wave after wave of emotion, carried along by her music, the film presented as a special gift.
Posted in Art and Entertainment, Artists, Doobie Brothers, Music Tagged Linda Ronstadt, rock music, singers, The Sound of Her Voice Leave a comment