I’ve had something published… but it isn’t a story.
Doctor Who series ten has closed the TARDIS doors on the Moffat era. This news might delight or devastate you but this post is here to review series ten as a whole. If you want to read my thoughts on Steven Moffat and his writing please read my open letter found here. (This review will obviously not take into account the 2017 Christmas episode which will be the last Doctor Who Episode written by Steven Moffat)
Warning: Review contains major spoilers for Doctor Who series 10!
Writers have a reputation of being… a bit different. We carry notepads and pens with us at all times, we eavesdrop on people’s conversations in the hope of finding inspiration for a story and don’t even look at our internet history. Honestly, I googled best places to hide a body for research in my novel, I swear!
Even within writing circles some writers are a bit more… different than others. Peter Jackson the Screenwriter and Director of the Lord of the Rings films hates wearing shoes and socks while working. Franz Karka would exercise in front of his window naked before he sat down to write. According to rumour Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code would hang himself upside down, like a bat, in order to beat Writer’s Block. In this post we’ll be examining writers who have completed significant achievements for their work.
Sticks and stones can break my bones but…
Whenever I write I never aim to deliberately offend anyone. I work with the understanding that some people will be offended but that is inevitable. Alice in Wonderland was banned in China because it is gives animals the ability to speak. The Harry Potter series has been accused of promoting black magic and witchcraft, even Where’s Waldo is banned in certain parts of the globe. Some authors thrive off controversy as it helps their sales figures. Intentional or not, here is a list of five controversial novels and the effects they had on the world.
Disclaimer: I’m not promoting any of these books.
I’ve started downloading audiobooks to listen to on my commute. I have an 8th generation iPod Nano and with apple headphones that have a play/pause button under the right earpiece. I’ve enjoyed listening to audiobooks in public, the only time I’ve struggled was on the tube and the train was too noisy, but this isn’t a review on audiobooks. This is a Spitfire Review of Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton.