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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Oct 29

Spitfire Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

On October 10th 2017 John Green released his latest novel Turtles All The Way Down.  Even if you are not a fan of John Green you might recognise his name, he wrote the novel The Fault In Our Stars that was adapted into an award winning film in 2014. John has written six novels in total (the first being Looking for Alaska which emotionally crippled me) and has many other achievements.

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Oct 15

Review: Boudica at Shakespeare’s Globe

Earlier this summer I attended a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe. You can find my review here, although traditionalists of Shakespeare met the performance with raised eyebrows I thought it was entertaining, well-acted and thoroughly enjoyable. A few weeks ago, I watched Boudica also being performed  at Shakespeare’s Globe. Although Boudica isn’t a Shakespearian play, (it was written by Tristan Bernays) it is certainly in the style of the Bard. How does it compare to the star – crossed lovers?

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Sep 16

Review: The Dark Tower

I’m a massive fan of Stephen King and although I don’t plan to watch IT (I’m not a fan of horror films) I have seen The Dark Tower adaptation. When I heard that The Dark Tower was finally being turned into a film I was excited… and apprehensive. Stephen King’s adaptations have an infamously chequered history. Some like The Green Mile, Carrie, It and The Shawshank Redemption (credited by some as the perfect film) are spectacular. Others such as Maximum Overdrive, Cell and The Graveyard Shift are complete misfires. Where does The Dark Tower lie on this spectrum?

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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 birth, these writer choose to distance themselves from their creations… or try to. Here are five authors who grew to hate their own creations.

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Aug 26

Spitfire review: Camden Fringe

I’ve always wanted to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I want to visit Scotland, many writers and artists I admire perform or have stalls at the festival and it sounds like an incredible experience. Sadly I’ve not had the opportunity. In late July 2017 I discovered the Camden Fringe festival, a very similar experience in Camden, London. I found a copy of the Camden Fringe booklet, circled the shows I wanted to watch and while I couldn’t attend every show the ones I did see, I’ve reviewed below.

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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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Jul 30

The dark inspirations behind five popular fairytales

Fairytales are suppose to be innocent bed time stories we tell children to ensure they  suffer no nightmares. Fairytales are also credited as being timeless stories,  passed on from generation to generation. Every story starts somewhere and the true stories behind some of our fairy tales are… disturbing. Here are the dark inspiration behind five popular fairytales.

Trigger Warning

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Jul 15

Review: Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe

I’ve wanted to watch a Shakespeare play being performed at the Globe Theatre from the time I first entered the building many years ago.  There was also a chance I could see some of my favourite actors (David Tennant and Catherine Tate were performing in The Tempest at this point in time) but the tickets were bought almost instantly. A few months ago I was browsing their website and saw that tickets for Romeo and Juliet were available. Seeing as it was one of the Shakespeare plays I knew I instantly brought a ticket.

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