Category: Odds and Ends

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

Aug 15

I believe in the Book Fairies

Hey everyone, On Tuesday 14th August I was walking to work, lost in my own world when I discovered a book left by a group calling themselves The Book Fairies. The Book Fairies are a worldwide organisation that spread their love of books by leaving them as presents for strangers. They asked me to write …

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Aug 05

Empty Nights front cover reveal

Hello everyone, I’ve been sitting on this news for a while and I’m so glad I can finally share it. I can now reveal the front cover for my upcoming novel Empty Nights. This beautiful front cover was created by the talent Hedvig R.Z Sjöström. The links to their social media accounts are below. I …

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Jul 08

Preparations for novel launch

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. If you’ve been following me on social media or if you’re a loyal reader of this website you’ll know that I’m nearing completion on my novel, Empty Nights. As such, I’m now making preparations for the marketing and launch, arranging interviews, organising reviews, etc. The plan is …

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Jun 10

Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Today I’m reviewing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a novel or a film I’m reviewing a party I went to… a literacy party. Every year the School Of Advanced Studies at the University Of London throw a Living Literature party in which a famous novel is brought to life. In 2016 Senate House was …

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Apr 29

London oddities 2

Last year I published London Oddities (which you can read by clicking here) in which I explained some rather unusual facts about London. It was fun to research, fun to write and it received a positive feedback. Because it did so well I’d thought I’d write a part two. I hope you enjoy.

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Apr 01

April 1st: 100th post.

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a good day. This post is something of a landmark occasion for my website. It is the 100th post.

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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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