If you’re a lover of dark fantasy, macabre sci-fi visions, or absurdist storytelling capable of shattering your mind into fragments while simultaneously reassembling it, to allow you to view the world differently through the reflections of its new multifaceted shape, then you must be a fan of Neil Gaiman. It's a fact that some authors … Continue reading B|t|B- Book to TV/Film Adaptations – “The Gaiman Effect”
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, It has been along time, and again I must apologise for my hiatus. I have moved house yet again and now live in a flat with my girlfriend Kayla who is the write of :Culture ID and between our adventures out and my job I have not … Continue reading Working on Characters Back Story – and then getting distracted.
Hello my fellow Bookworms and Page Turners. I personally feel that the cover of a book plays a key part of a books success, the trick is finding the right cover in order to sell books to the right people (the cooks target audience of course). Whether you’re a mum looking for a steamy escape or a kid … Continue reading B|t|B: What is your Favourite Book Cover Illustration?
Hello, my fellow Bookworms and Page turners. For years I have been saying how comic books, manga & anime are under appreciated as a source of storytelling, I can hear the die hard book fans often scoffing even as I write this a week before its due to be published. I find it both innovative, … Continue reading B|t|B: Earthsea – a rival to Tolkien and George RR Martin? – Article by David Mitchell
Hello my fellow Bookworms and Page turners, Earlier this Year I entered a writing competition in order to have a children's short story published in an anthology to which was part of Toads Revisited, an event to commemorate the work of, the revered Local Hull/Beverley Wordsmith, Philip Larkin. Unfortunately I didn't make the cut, and … Continue reading B|t|B : Philip Larkin – Toads: Short Story- Space Hopper the Foolish Astronaut
So what makes a good Storyteller? is it their posture, their twinkling eyes, of perhaps the way they project there voice, and roll their R's exuberantly. maybe it's their magnificent beards, or perhaps they have just been touched by the power of words themselves? .. well it is in fact all of these and more!.. … Continue reading B|t|B : What makes a Great Storyteller?
Hello my fellow bookworms and page turners, here we are again and this time at the second major hurdle of my current project.. it is of course my characters traits and skills. Once I wrote out the plot and began writing hacking away at the keyboard. My main characters quickly became ridiculously over talented so … Continue reading B|t|B – My Writing Hurdles #2 – Multi-Class
So over the last few nights, ive been having this very vivid and pretty scary repetitive dream. But on the flip side it would make a pretty intense very short story. So.. let's give this a shot! The dream always starts the same, I am sat in my room, on the computer, and I can … Continue reading B|t|B : Scary Vivid Dreams Make Pretty Good Short Fiction
Greetings fellow Bookworms, and Page turners today's post is a question, to you my bookish brethren. What are you reading? my Family is full of readers, my grandparents and parents are readers, my Uncle is one as well as my brother, although admittedly he is a reader of Manga and Graphic Novels more than hard … Continue reading B|t|B: What are you Reading?
I have took my first major hurdle head on in my planning/ writing my current project, apart for the overall plot.. which is still sketchy in parts. Currency! and believe me there is nothing more in this world that I hate, then Maths!. In many of my favourite book series, as it does in the real … Continue reading B|t|B – My Writing Hurdles #1 – Currency