Tag: The Hobbit

Spitfire Review: Tolkien

Spitfire Review: Tolkien

Hello everyone, I know I said that my next article would be “Five historical speeches that you’re glad you haven’t heard of” and that is still going ahead. That post is currently in draft form, due to be published in a week or two. On Bank Holiday Monday I watched the film Tolkien at the …

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First drafts of famous novels

First drafts of famous novels

Before I published my first novel in September the pinned tweet on my Twitter account was First drafts are allowed to suck. I think that the point of a first draft is to exist so the author can improve upon it. Often than not the first draft is almost unrecognisable from the finished article. The …

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Top five stolen ideas

Top five stolen ideas

Have you heard the saying “Good writers borrow, great writers steal”? According to my research it’s an Oscar Wilde quote but another website says its a rewording of a Picasso quote “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” Another website says that the original quote is from T S Elliot, “Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal”.

Five Fictional Places you can Visit.

Five Fictional Places you can Visit.

Many famous fictional locations seem so fantastical and outlandish that it seems impossible such a place could exist on Earth. While some creative licence has been used, the inspiration for these locations are open for the public to see. Here is a list of five fictional locations you can visit.

Adaptations

Adaptations

Adapting a book to a film can be a very difficult process. Not everything is going to reach the final script, you have to choose what to keep, what to ignore and where to add your own bits in. Sometimes it can be a masterpiece or it could become a disaster. Let’s talk about it…