It seems self-congratulatory and presumptuous to proclaim that I have a “Hall of Fame” when it comes to my blog posts, but I thought that made a better title for this than “Here, Guys, Read These Old Entries Since I Didn’t Write A New One This Month.”

I’ve been really busy this past month as we come down the home stretch of post-production of our comedy feature film Bigfoot Killed My Wife. Therefore, I haven’t the time (or admittedly the motivation) to write a new entry this month.

When I launched this website in December 2016, I imagined with bright-eyed optimism that I’d write a new blog each week. That quickly became unrealistic time-wise for me, though I could imagine maybe doing that at some point in the future, because I do enjoy writing these! That said, I’ve posted at least one new blog entry every month since I launched and because I can be a bit resolute when it comes to hitting goals, I don’t want to miss a month after five years of “success.” But wait, what is success, really? Maybe success is actually being okay with skipping a month, but that’s a deeper conversation for another time…

Instead of having that conversation, I thought I’d revisit some of my past posts that I especially enjoyed writing or I felt had the most meaningful things to say. Maybe they’re new to you. Check out the… (DRAMATIC DRUM ROLL) Hall of Fame Blog Posts:

Grief and Saying Goodbye (December 2020)

Writers on Writing – Famous Quotes – Good or Not? (November 2020)

For the Love of Silly ‘90s Romance: Pretty Woman (November 2019)

US Women’s National Soccer Team Rules the World (Again) and Fights for Equal Pay (July 2019)

Let Grammy-Nominated Singer-Songwriter Brandi Carlile’s Career Beginnings Inspire You (February 2019)

Behind the Scenes of Shooting Bayou Caviar in New Orleans (October 2018)

In Praise of Flawed Females (May 2018)

The Best Jane Austen Screen Adaptation (February 2018)

A Very Novel First Line (November 2017)

Totally Blown Away in the Path of Totality (August 2017)

How Time Travel Stories Teach Us to Live for Today (March 2017)

Why Sylvia Plath’s Novel The Bell Jar Was Groundbreaking for Mental Health Progress (January 2017)

What’s Glamorous and What’s Not So Glamorous About Making Movies (January 2017)

Review: Book – Station Eleven (December 2016)


Hallie Shepherd is a writer, actress, and film producer and editor. Follow her on Instagram where she celebrates the stories we tell.