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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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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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Watership Down

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Watership Down

It’s Easter, and that means bunnies – and that means Watership Down. For this Book Versus Film we’re taking a stroll through real Hampshire countryside searching for fictional rabbits, but who gets to rule the warren? Let’s hop to it… The Book For a modern classic, Watership Down started life without literary any intentions. It…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Little Women

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Little Women

Little Women … Again?? Do we REALLY need another adaptation of Little Women? I mean, come on, there are numerous plays, two silent movies, over a dozen TV adaptations, a musical and even a 48 episode animated series. But it seems that a good story will always be revisited, maybe that’s the reason it’s called a…

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Top 5 Dystopias You Need To Read Right Now

Top 5 Dystopias You Need To Read Right Now

As long-time readers of this blog know, I LOVE dystopian fiction! So I’m delighted to welcome author Rachel McClean to share her top 5 as part of her blog tour. Check out Rachel’s picks and her novel, Unborn, at the bottom of the post. Enjoy! 1) The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood I read this…

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BEST OF 3: Author June Trop Picks Crime Classics

BEST OF 3: Author June Trop Picks Crime Classics

As the author of the Miriam bat Isaac Mystery Series, folks often ask me which mysteries are my favorites. Hard question. I’ve read mysteries my entire life and still do. But the following three in no particular order stand out as my all-time favourites.  1) The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle The…

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