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NaNoWriMo: Beautiful Books

Because I’m preparing for NaNoWriMo (which hopefully I’ll complete this year), I figured I’d focus on my story. While reading her blog, I stumbled across ‘Beautiful Books’, an event hosted by Cait at PaperFury and Sky at Further Up Further In. It’s a three month event that asks you question about your novel and progress… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Beautiful Books

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Game of Thrones vs. A Song of Fire and Ice: Book/TV Difference (the Good and the Bad)

When adapting books to any other form of media, it goes without saying that there will be differences. It’s both a way of saving time and money and other resources (for example cutting characters), adding creative freedom, or just simply that what works in a novel can’t be adapted to screen. In regards to Game… Continue reading Game of Thrones vs. A Song of Fire and Ice: Book/TV Difference (the Good and the Bad)

TV · Uncategorized · YA Films/TV/Books

Shows to Watch to Fill the Void Now This Season of Game of Thrones Is Over

Season 6 of Game of Thrones went out with a bang (or multiple deaths as usual), yet we just can’t get enough of the self-torture of watching our favourite characters die. Game of Thrones offers everything; strong characters, beautiful costumes and an intricate plot laced with betrayal. Now that it’s over, how are we supposed… Continue reading Shows to Watch to Fill the Void Now This Season of Game of Thrones Is Over

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What Video Games Can Teach Us About Storytelling

Very frequently video games are dismissed as an art form and storytelling media. In fact, recently two of the most well-known and influential film directors, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, dismissed the idea that video games would be able to provide the same ‘rich’ experience as other more ‘traditional’ forms of storytelling. And sure, I’m… Continue reading What Video Games Can Teach Us About Storytelling

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Recommended Writing Software

When it comes to novel writing, having a good writing program can make all the difference. There’s hundreds of different software out there, some intended for certain tasks, it’s hard to narrow down which you should choose. Taking a look at software available, we’ll try and help you find what’s best for you. Notes Evernote… Continue reading Recommended Writing Software

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A look at strong female characters and how they differ from ‘Strong Female Characters’.

Lately we’ve had a huge storm of ‘Strong Female Characters’ marching their way on to our cinema screens and thoroughly unimpressing us all. For years we’ve seen hundreds of these characters because ‘they’re not like other girls’ and ‘one of the boys’. This form of faux feminism is damaging and unfair. And means that the… Continue reading A look at strong female characters and how they differ from ‘Strong Female Characters’.