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Markus Innocenti

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Markus Innocenti was born in Glasgow, Scotland and emigrated to Canada having dropped out of law school. He worked for Hudson's Bay Company in the Canadian Arctic and then as a newspaper editor in Edmonton, Alberta. Returning to the UK, he worked as a croupier, pizza chef, post-punk musician, actor and circus clown. By the mid-1980s he was one of the most successful music video directors of the early MTV era. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1992, continuing to direct and write screenplays. His first novel, "Friday Night Fish Fry" was published in 2016, followed by the first title in a non-fiction series "The Filmmaker's Art — Decoding The Script". Markus is also the author of "The Crimes of Il Sonnambulo", a 4-part Victorian mystery series s ...more

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Markus Innocenti I love the Robert Crais series with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, but in the mystery crime/thriller genre I have to give first place to John D. MacDonald's…moreI love the Robert Crais series with Elvis Cole and Joe Pike, but in the mystery crime/thriller genre I have to give first place to John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee and his sidekick the internationally respected Dr. G. Ludweg Meyer. Why? Because it's a perfect balance between brain (Meyer) and brawn (McGee) and because they care for each other but seldom, if ever, show it. I also have a fondness for Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise and her knife-wielding sidekick Willie Garvin. Theirs is an interesting, but platonic, dynamic based upon total loyalty to each other. I think in all three examples, the overriding aspect of each relationship that I enjoy most is loyalty and trust. They never doubt each other, and each would give their life for the other.(less)
Markus Innocenti By not worrying about it. Everyone gets blocked — but if you allow it to become an anxiety it's going to be harder to get past it. My own technique is…moreBy not worrying about it. Everyone gets blocked — but if you allow it to become an anxiety it's going to be harder to get past it. My own technique is this. Switch on computer. Fire up word processor. Re-read the words you wrote on the last day of writing. Tinker with them if you feel the need. Still blocked? No problem. Do not leave your seat. Stare at the blank page. Continue to stare. Allow your mind to wander over the subject/storyline of your work. Begin to write first thing that appears in your mind. Do not critique it. Do not censor it. Just write. Gone blank again? Stop. Stare. Repeat.(less)
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“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
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“The welfare of the people is the highest law”
Cicero

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“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
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Bertolt Brecht
“If we could learn to look instead of gawking,
We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,
If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldn't always end up on our arse.
This was the thing that nearly had us mastered;
Don't yet rejoice in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Bertolt Brecht, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui




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