BOOK VERSUS FILM: Where Eagles Dare

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Where Eagles Dare

Now restrictions are being lifted, who fancies a trip to a Bavarian castle? It’s time for a new Book Versus Film, and today we’re looking at something a bit different: a book that was conceived as a film, but published 18 months before opening night. So, grab your parachute and snow camouflage, and let’s sneak…

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Top 10 Book Genres To Get Your Teens Reading

Top 10 Book Genres To Get Your Teens Reading

Teens And Reading If you want the teenagers in your life to test the waters of the reading world, you’ll notice that there are quite a few genres to pick from. Teens don’t want to be wasting their time. So, let’s start from the beginning. Before you start browsing for books for your teens, let’s…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The One by John Marrs

BOOK VERSUS FILM: The One by John Marrs

Book Versus Film … Or TV Series! In 2019, I read a romance/thriller with a sci-fi element. Romance and thriller are separately two of my favorite genres. Since I pick novels according to the plot, the concept of John Marrs’ bestseller The One (published in 2016) fascinated me. I was thrilled that Netflix adapted this…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: A Discovery of Witches

BOOK VERSUS FILM: A Discovery of Witches

Ahem … TV Series Versus Film! This time it’s a TV series rather than a film we’re comparing to its source material … But then we’ve done this before with several TV series before, catch up with them below. The Handmaid’s Tale Apple Tree Yard The Night Manager Check out the rest of the Book…

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Getting To Grips With Networking As A Writer

Getting To Grips With Networking As A Writer

Networking Mistakes As well as being an author myself, I work with writers. This means I see A LOT of writers making the same old mistakes when it comes to networking, especially on social media. Many writers believe in ‘book spam’ – dropping multiple links without care in Facebook groups, copying and pasting the same…

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How to Edit Your Novel’s Structure

How to Edit Your Novel’s Structure

Editing Your Novel’s Structure By Bethany A. Tucker Today I have a review for the above book. I’m both an author and a script editor myself, so I am always interested in reading non fiction about the process. No writer is too experienced to learn something new, plus it can be incredibly useful to offer…

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Did 2020 Change YOUR Reading Habits?

Did 2020 Change YOUR Reading Habits?

How did you spend your free time in 2020? 2020 has meant a lot of free time for many people … or no free time at all! My year has fallen into the latter category, but what of the rest of you? Because of coronavirus, many people spent a lot more time at home. Some…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Thing

BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Thing

The Thing Is … Antarctica. Home to penguins, the South Pole, and one of the scariest sci-fi/horror stories ever. But what’s more effective: the page-turner or the popcorn-pleaser? And are those chills just –49˚C winds, or something nastier? Is there some Thing at the door? Zip up your parka, strap on your snow-shoes, and let’s…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Twilight – Which Version Is Best?

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Twilight – Which Version Is Best?

Twilight In The Garden of Good And Evil? Is there any franchise as harshly and consistently maligned as Twilight? Fifteen years on from the first book, protagonist Bella is still lambasted as ‘lame’ and a ‘poor role model‘, whereas the Cullens are ‘stupid sparkly vampires’. In addition, various other interpretations insist Twilight is an advertisement for the Mormon…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Warriors – Fight to The Death

BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Warriors – Fight to The Death

All About The Warriors In my youth I was completely oblivious to the fact that creative types would adapt movies from books, so when I discovered that The Warriors was originally a novel, I had to read it right away. The movie adaptation was instrumental to me creating my own novel, The Big Smoke. The…

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