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“Raiders of the Lost Ark” has a lot to teach screenwriters about storytelling — and not always in ways you’d expect.

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Mysterious Reveals


What’s the most awful film you watched in the weirdest of years?

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While app onboarding might feel like an unimportant, one-time process, my comparison of two popular language learning apps proves that the opening screens affect a user’s likelyhood of purchase.

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Poe was more than the master of the macabre — here’s what all storytellers should learn from his timeless advice.

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“Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore!’”

Very Poe. Much death. Such wow.


I help design and make apps for a living. What apps do I love to use, and why?

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Asimov said that the Bible was the most potent force for atheism ever conceived. Why did he say that?

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The 10 filmmaking and storytelling lessons I learned when I adapted my favorite poem into a short film.

“Annabel Lee” (2013)


It was many and many a year ago,

In a kingdom by the sea,

That a maiden there lived whom you may know

By the name of Annabel Lee;

User Experience

The five mistakes I made that helped me get my first UX job.

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Blake Snyder’s famous book “Save the Cat” is often hailed as the best screenwriting how-to guide. However, there are five reasons why his storytelling lessons should be taken with a grain of salt.

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