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 Mr Omar Khan about his creative experiences, achievements and the overall effect that Lockdown has has had on his creative process. So without any further waffle from me lets get right down to the interview! 1, Hi Omar, thank you … Continue reading B|t|B – The Lockdown Effect – Producing & Directing an interview with Omar Khan
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
1. You can set and meet a specific goal You often hear people say “I want to read more.” and like most things of great ambition, they only result in the tiniest of pipe dream's, be this due to lack of commitment or it being sacrificed for the greater good of a more prominent need … Continue reading B|t|B – 3 Reasons To Do A Reading Challenge in 2020
Title : The Shattered World Author: Michael Reaves No of Pages:413 Published:1984 by Futura Hello again my fellow bookworms and page turners, this is a book that I read when I was very young. Nostalgia may be clouding my judgement ever so slightly. The Shattered World is the first novel in a duology, followed by … Continue reading B|t|B: Book Review : The Shattered World by Michael Reeves
Who is your favourite Writer / Storyteller & Who inspires you? I was asked this question, on the weekend. At first I thought it an easy question and just blurted out Patrick Rothfuss, who without doubt is a true storyteller. However the more I thought on it after my sudden outburst, I realised its an incredibly … Continue reading B|t|B: Who is your Favourite Writer / Storyteller & Who inspires you?
Title: The Silkworm Author: J. K Rowling No. of pages: 455 Published: June 24th 2014 by Mulholland Books Hello my fellow bookworms and page turners. I hope you are enjoying my Crime week! this post we are going to be looking at The Silkworm, which is book two of the Cormoran Strike series written be … Continue reading B|t|B : Crime Week Book Review : The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith aka J. K Rowling
Title : Heat Wave Author: Richard Castle Page no : 198 Published: July 2009 by Hyperion Harper Collins I am a big fan of the TV show Castle in which Nathan Fillion plays the part of a Murder Mystery writer, Richard Castle who supports the police in a consultant role, at the same time as … Continue reading B|t|B : Crime Week Book Review : Heat Wave by Richard Castle
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
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, … Continue reading Uncanny Coincidences