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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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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Why Diversity Matters In 21st Century Writing

Why Diversity Matters In 21st Century Writing

  Keynote Speech I was invited to give the keynote speech at the City Lit Festival of Writing last weekend – wow! I was honoured to open the festival, especially as diversity is a subject very close to my heart. As far as I am concerned, diversity simply means ‘variety’ and who doesn’t want more…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Sophie Hannah, author

 1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Sophie Hannah: a crime writer, a poet and (more recently, and to my huge surprise) the co-creator of a murder mystery musical. My latest published book is Did You See Melody?. It’s a contemporary crime novel set in Arizona, though it has a British heroine who has kind of run away from home…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with Nick Clark Windo

1) So, who are you and what have you written?  I’m Nick Clark Windo and I’ve written a novel called The Feed. You can follow me on Twitter @nickhdclark. 2) Why do you write dystopian fiction? I think any novel is an examination of something that has interested the author, whether that’s an event, a theme,…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

The Book I think it’s fair to say Stephen King’s IT is a modern classic. So many people cite it as a major influence on their own creative endeavours, plus its impact on popular culture has been epic. Whilst Coulrophobia (that’s fear of clowns to the uninitiated) has always been ‘a thing’, King basically brought…

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10 of the Most Shocking Social Media Murders

Killing someone over a blog or social media posting is pure fantasy, right? Think again … In my crime debut for Orenda Books, The Other Twin, my protagonist Poppy discovers her sister India had been writing a blog in the run up to her death by (supposed) suicide. On it, India has detailed a number…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Notes On A Scandal

The Book Notes On A Scandal tells the story from Barbara’s point of view when she becomes entangled with Sheba, a middle class housewife teaching for the first time in Barbara’s inner city school. Shockingly, Sheba has an affair with a fifteen year old boy which proves her downfall. This is not because she ends…

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