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 …
Category: Writing posts
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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: http://www.metamorphoselit.com/2017/10/30/the-elixir-men/
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: