Category: Odds and Ends

This is a collection of posts that don't fit under the Writing Review or Inspiration category.

Dec 03

Does Authorial Intent matter?

The concept of authorial intent is what the author meant to say in his or her work. What was the point? What were they trying to prove? What message were they trying to convey? For example the author of The Little Engine That Could  clearly wanted to convey the message “if you approach a task with a positive mind-set …

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Jul 01

An open letter to Steven Moffat

Dear Steven Moffat, I think it’s fair to say that you have caused controversy regarding your writing of Doctor Who and Sherlock on the BBC. At the height of your controversy you seemed to split the viewers of these shows into two groups, Pro-Moffat and Against-Moffat. Please understand that I’m not exactly Against-Moffat but I …

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Jan 22

Should you render dead actors in CGI?

Mild spoilers ahead for Rogue One: A Star Wars story. In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story two human characters were rendered in CGI (Computer Generated Imagery). Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia and Peter Cushing’s Grand Moth Tarkin. The reason for Fisher’s CGI double was that she had aged since the release of Star Wars Episode Four where as …

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Jan 01

Happy New Year/2017 goals

Happy New Year! 2016 is finally over. I think that the general consensus for 2016 was that it was a bad year. There have been lots of celebrity deaths. Gene Wilder, Kenny Baker, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels, Sir Terry Wogan, Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Carrie Fisher to name a FEW. There was …

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Oct 31

Five London Horror Stories

Happy Halloween. In the spirit of Halloween I will give you five horror stories and urban legends from old  London town. Enjoy!

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Oct 26

Runners up for Metamorphose’s Magazine (Volume Two)

Hello everyone, As you may have seen from my Facebook and Twitter posts, my short story The Orc is the first runner up in the Fantasy Short Story category in Metamorphose’s Magazine, issue two.

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Oct 08

Inspiration: Street Art

Last week this status was placed on the fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square. The statue is called Really Good and was created by artist David Shrigley. it is suppose to bring a positive vibe to the city but it’s received mixed reviews on social media. Personally I’m not a fan but I’m not normally an art person. …

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Aug 28

Fiftieth Post

This website has been running for just over a year and has reached fifty posts. This post is just to mark the occasion. You might have seen this tweet I created a while back… Yes, I have ideas for future posts planned for the next twelve months. Apart from last minute posts such as reviewing a best seller, …

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Jun 05

Word count and end of the first draft

It’s time to answer the lifelong question… is bigger better? The longest book I could find is called In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust and is 1,267,069 words/3,031 pages/9,609,000 characters. I think the longest book I’ve read is Lord of the Rings The Complete Series which is 455125 words (or there about). I …

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Apr 24

Adaptation article published.

Hello everyone, Do you remember my post on adaptation from November of last year? I’m happy to say that the magazine company Kishboo contacted me about the article and yesterday published it on their website. You can read it here

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