Category: Writing posts

This is a list of all my writing related posts.

Mar 18

Five films based on real events that are mostly lies

If you place the phrase “based on a true story” at the start of a film people expect the film to be…. a true story or at the very least inspired by true events. Yes, writers can make a few changes in the form of creative licence (You can read that old website post here) but …

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Feb 18

Top Five misunderstood lines in Literature

Your English teacher probably told you that every line of literature has meaning. I think that’s half true, the line has meaning if you give it meaning. There are some sentences that everyone knows what the meaning is. Then there are also sentences that everyone thinks they know what the meaning is. Here are five misunderstood lines from …

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Feb 04

Feb 4: Five historical figures who turned out to be fictional characters

The line between truth and fiction can be blurred. People who we believed were real because they have such a large influence in our modern world, could be nothing more than a clever lie.  Here is a list of five historical people who turned out to be fictional characters.

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Jan 21

Top five spelling mistakes in published pieces of work.

My spelling is absolutely appalling. So appalling in fact that it took me three attempts to spell absolutely in the previous sentence. The reason is because I’m dyslexic (which is another tricky word to spell). My spelling is poor but my creativity and reading level compensates for it. Before I submit any piece of work …

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Jan 06

Spitfire Review: The Greatest Showman.

Hello everyone, All the way back in June I published an article called Top Five Fictional Animals and their Real-Life Inspirations. You can read that article by clicking here but during the research for that article I come across P.T. Barnum, founder and original owner of the Barnum and Bailey circus. Although I implied in …

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Jan 01

New Year, New Goals, New Plans

Welcome to 2018 and welcome to my new website! Why don’t you  look around? I’ll wait…

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Nov 05

Honourable mention in Metamorphose’s Magazine volume 3.

Hello everyone, If you follow me on social media you’ll have seen that Metamorphose have published an extract of my short story The Elixir Men on their website, linked below:

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Oct 31

The inspiration behind five iconic monsters

Happy halloween! To celebrate halloween I’m running through the inspiration behind five iconic monsters. Ready? Set? Go!

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Sep 10

Five authors who grew to hate their own creations.

Have you ever written a Facebook status or a composed an important email, pressed send and then noticed a mistake in the text? It’s mortifying. This feeling is even worse when you call yourself a writer and people expect all your written work to be of top quality. Like Frankenstein rejecting his monster after its …

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Aug 13

Top five mythological creature that were real

Cryptozoology is the study of creatures whose existence is rumoured but unproven. How brilliant is that? “Were unicorns real?” “Yeah probably.” Case closed.   Many creatures we consider mythical were either real or inspired by real creatures. Here are five examples:

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