Category: Writing posts

This is a list of all my writing related posts.

Why do we like Shakespeare?

Why do we like Shakespeare?

Hello everyone, I’m writing the first draft of this website post on the notes app on my Iphone. At time of writing it’s 19:32 on Saturday 14th August 2021 and I’m in the interval of an amateur production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream at my local park. Shakespeare is- That’s all I wrote back in …

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Top Five Spelling and Grammar Mistakes – part two.

Top Five Spelling and Grammar Mistakes – part two.

In January 2018 I published an article called Top Five Spelling Mistakes in Published Pieces of Work which you can read by clicking anywhere in its title. Although that post is somewhat dated in terms of style, when I re-read it I enjoyed the contents (contrary to popular belief a writer can’t remember everything they’ve ever written). …

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Top 5 characters in the public domain

Top 5 characters in the public domain

The adverts we see online are tailored to us through algorithms. That is to say that robots monitor our search history (a scary thought) and then suggest products or services that they think we might be interested in. After I published my post last December about Sony’s Spider-Verse (you can read that post by clicking …

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Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Hello everyone. You may not have noticed but there’s a new Spider-Man film out. The film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is twenty seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and links the latest Spiderman films to both the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise (2012 – 2014) and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002 – 2007). Today …

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Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

Spitfire Review: No Time to Die

After being postponed…. (checks notes) five times, No Time to Die has finally reached cinema screens. As the swan song to Daniel Craig’s Bond and the film that is hoped to lure the public back into cinemas , does it live up to the hype? Here are my thoughts… Major spoilers for No Time to …

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Top five famous last words

Top five famous last words

Hello everyone, When I was younger I always thought that last words should be meaningful, profound and memorable although I now realise that’s rarely the case. According to a survey done at hospitals around the world the most common last words are ‘I love you’.  How sweet is that? In our final moments we seek …

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Top 5 authors who regretted publishing their novels

Top 5 authors who regretted publishing their novels

Somebody asked me a very strange question the other day. ‘Jack, do you regret publishing Empty Nights three years ago?’ The answer, quite simply, is no. I’m still tremendously proud of my first novel but I’ll admit that there are things I would do differently. For example I would publish via a traditional publisher instead …

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Top 5 real stories that are completely false

Top 5 real stories that are completely false

Here is a strange fact about the human mind. If you tell yourself a lie over and over again eventually you will come to believe it. For example, citizens of North Korea believe ridicuous lies about their ruler (such as he found a unicorn lair) because they have been told the lie repeatedly over several …

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Top 5 unmade Doctor Who episodes

Top 5 unmade Doctor Who episodes

On Monday 7th July 2007 The Guardian labeled Russell T Davies as the fifteenth most powerful player in the media industry. Although you have to question the use of the word “player”, many would say that Doctor Who was at the peak of its popularity at this time. With the two spin off shows, Torchwood …

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Top 5 missing episodes of Doctor Who

Top 5 missing episodes of Doctor Who

On December 31st 2020, to round a dreadful year off, all episodes of Doctor Who broadcast since 2005 were removed from Netflix. This is something many Doctor Who fans feared but expected as Britbox, who currently own all classic episodes of Doctor Who, had previously shown interest in owning the complete collection. Despite this purchase, …

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