I have a perhaps unusual collection of favorite actors. They include in no particular order: Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey and the amazing Gary Oldman.
I’ve been watching the Harry Potter movies, trying to catch up so I am ready for the final one, and Gary aka Sirius Black is so fun to watch. I first fell for him in Sid and Nancy and have been enamored ever since!
But I think Gary plays a particularly delicious and delightful villain. Did you see him in The Professional? He was an awful person. Speaking of villains it brings us to the first Hot Fun Friday link,
Galley Cat is a wealth of information including this great article – http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-to-create-a-villain_b33739
Trouble with your hero’s POV? I struggle on a daily basis to understand how men think! http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2011/07/writing-from-mans-point-of-view.html?zx=37afc8d3a1f64777
Another great writing resource is StoryFix.com. Check out http://storyfix.com/5-creative-flaws-that-will-expose-your-lack-of-storytelling-experience
and finally, because I’m an organizing freak, a nice post and interesting comment thread at Urban Muse http://www.urbanmusewriter.com/2011/07/open-thread-whats-your-favorite.html