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Street Kings: Motor City

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Street Kings: Motor City byHope Cobb , Published in Michigan Movie Magazine
Images courtesy of20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Hope Cobb

Detroit is rapidly becoming the urban action film setting of choice for Hollywood.Productions 
like Red Dawn, Kill The Irishman, Transformers 3, Detroit 1-8-7, and Real Steel have flocked 
to Detroit to take advantage of the abundant, relatively barren cityscapes, and film friendliness.  
MMM recently had the opportunity to visit with Street Kings: Motor City, one of the latest films 
to take advantage of Detroit’s post-industrial back lot.

Street Kings: Motor City stars acclaimed actors Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) and Shawn Hatosy 
(Southland, Public Enemies). Liotta plays Marty Kingston, who is shot and barely survives 
while trying to save his partner during an undercover drug bust.  Four years later, after his 
partner is killed, he teams up with Detective Dan Sullivan (Hatosy) to investigate multiple 
brutal slayings of fellow officers.
“Street Kings, was…

SECOND GUEST BLOG BY UBER TALENTED NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR DAVID FARLAND The Artistic Mind: Staying Creative through Depression By David (Wolverton) Farland

But treating depression isn’t what this article is about.It’s about writing through depression.Here’s a bit of advice on how to do that:
As a teen suffering from bipolar disorder, I never received medical treatment.  The wisdom of the time was that you just had to tough it out.  Things have changed, and I know several writers who live with it now, thanks to the proper medications. 

Having bipolar disorder is an emotional roller coaster.  I recall one day walking down a street.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I felt so alive that I almost imagined that I could take flight.  A few days later I was walking down the same street.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and I felt so terrible that I thought, “I wish I had my shotgun.  I’d make those damned noisy birds shut up for good!”  That’s when I realized that there was something wrong with me.

By then I was already writing, so what did I do?  I’d be a liar if I said that I ever got anything done in my down times.…