For those who don’t know, my ‘day job’ is as a script editor for movies, so one reason I love crime fiction is because it… Read More »BOOK LOVE: My Crime Fiction Faves, ‘Adapt This’!
I recently took part in THE Book Club’s ‘What Writers Read’ Event on Facebook (still ongoing, until Dec 9th!) and it was quite the eye-opener! It’s… Read More »Top 10 Awesome Books That Influenced Me As A Writer
On this last day of Dystopian November, here’s some really interesting data (below) compiled by Goodreads on what’s gone before in this fascinating sub genre. I… Read More »What Will Be The Next Popular Trend In Dystopian Novels?
The Hunger Games Many thanks to the lovely Yvetta Dourin, who has thrown her hat in the ring and broken down why she likes both… Read More »Book Versus Film: 12 Reasons Why THE HUNGER GAMES Works As Both
Here’s another great infographic, this time on the various themes and backdrops Dystopian YA seems to fall back on. It’s made me realise I seem to… Read More »INFOGRAPHIC – 5 ‘Go To’ Themes For Dystopian YA Novels
With the end of Dystopian November in sight, I thought I’d repost this great insight into the female characters on The 100 from Shauna, who… Read More »Why I Love The Female Characters In The 100
Many, many thanks to Olivia Brennan for this fab case study. By shining a light on this film, she’s done a brilliant job of breaking… Read More »Top 4 Dystopian Archetypes You Need To Know
Riddley Walker finds an iron-age civilisation rebuilding a world ravaged by nuclear war, with the titular hero scavenging technology from a forgotten time. Confused interpretations… Read More »BOOK Love – 5 Reasons To Love Riddley Walker by Phil Williams
So, as in my first ‘Book Vs. Film’ post on DIVERGENT, I’m going to break down the differences as I see them between the film… Read More »Book Versus Film: THE MAZE RUNNER – 11 Ways The Film Is Better
1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Elinor Perry-Smith, a writer, proofreader, noveliser and editor based in SE London. I’ve written… Read More »DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: Author Elinor Perry-Smith (THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN)
When I was asked to write a novella as part of The Forgotten Women series by Tom Kerevan, writer/producer at Cannibal Films, I knew exactly what… Read More »DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: How I Wrote SKYJACK, a post-apocalyptic novella (THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN)