Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, I don't believe there is a more poignant quote to sum up the subject of Classics, that that of Mark Twain. “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.”Mark Twain Classics are considered difficult to read as they have a habit … Continue reading B|t|B: Do you read classics? Why or why not?
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, I am a simple man, but there are some things that grate on me, and the misuse of words is one of them, and I admit that sometimes I have been guilty of this myself! However in order to strive for something reminiscent of perfection I am always … Continue reading B|t|B : My top 10 commonly misused words
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Today we are looking at some of my least favourite fantasy tropes that appear in literature. Let me know if you agree with me or if there are others that you feel fit the bill better! A literary trope is the use of figurative language, via word, phrase … Continue reading B|t|B: What are your worst Fantasy Tropes?
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Today we are having a brief discussion with Gemma Hurley about her creative experiences, achievements and the overall effect that Lockdown has has had on her creative process. So without any further waffle from me lets get right down to the interview! 1, Hi Gemma, can you please … Continue reading B|t|B – The Lockdown Effect – A ‘Host’ of Horrors, an interview with Gemma Hurley
Hello my fellow wordsmith and page turners, Lockdown has been difficult for most of us, we have all been holed up in our houses and flats doing our best impressions of our pets longingly looking out the window waiting for their master/mistresses to come home so that they can go outside. New content on television … Continue reading B|t|B: The Lockdown Effect – Projects Projects Projects – Whats been going on during Lockdown!
Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, Today we are having a brief discussion with a returning author Mr Nick Quantrill, those of you with a good memory will remember him from a Crime writing panel that I covered back in 2015. However this time we will be talking about his creative experiences, and achievements … Continue reading B|t|B : The Lockdown Effect -From Pages to ‘Plender’ an interview with Nick Quantrill
image source: Coronavirus World Lockdown End: An Open Lock With A World MapBy Sally - Silversurfer's Editor Hello my fellow wordsmiths and page turners, It is now September 2020. I, like many others, have been in lockdown since March. Until recently I had a full time job, and was working from home, and I have … Continue reading B|t|B – The Lockdown Effect – How has it influenced Creatives?
Necroscope Novels by Brian Lumley The Story The protagonist Harry Keogh is no normal human, he has an unusually high intellect, keen fighting abilities and oh yea he can see dead people, as you can imagine in a modern day United Kingdom this may pose t be a problem. However Harry discovers that the dead … Continue reading B|t|B: Books that should be made into a Film or TV Series #3
Hello fellow Book worms and Page turners, Today post is a compelling interview with the lovely and endearing author of crime, Amanda Jennings. I first came across Amanda's work earlier this year when it was suggested to me by a family member, and then again at the Brit-Crime festival earlier this month, and despite it … Continue reading B|t|B: Crime Week Extra :Interview with Amanda Jennings, Author of The Judas Scar
Hello again my fellow bookworms and page turners. wow, now that was a whirlwind of a weekend. Talk about a influx of information, The Brit-crime festival left me with so many idea's, books, panels and questions, that I wasn't sure how to really begin!. as you can clearly see by the picture , there was … Continue reading B|t|B : Literary & Culture Events : Brit-crime Festival & Crime Week Announcement – Overview