Monthly Archives: March 2015

Film Review – Cinderella

Several years ago, I attended a job interview where I thought the person interviewing me was asking sarcastic questions. I promptly delivered what I felt were suitably witty, sarcastic answers until I suddenly realised, mid-interview, that my interviewer was in … Continue reading

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NEW RELEASE: Love vs Honour out on the 31st of May

This May I am releasing a new novel entitled Love vs Honour. It is available to pre-order from Amazon (see link below). http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Honour-Religions-Deceptions-Love-ebook/dp/B00VC40DSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427624124&sr=8-1&keywords=love+vs+honour Love vs Honour is a novel I wrote almost ten years ago and have sat on for … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The latest, and possibly one of the last films to come out of Studio Ghibli is the Oscar nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya; an unhurried, spare, astonishingly beautiful piece of work. Based on a Japanese fairy tale, the … Continue reading

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Download Uncle Flynn FREE for five days only!

For five days only, you can download my debut novel, Uncle Flynn, absolutely free from Amazon. Uncle Flynn was received very positively. On the surface it is a properly old-fashioned treasure hunt adventure, but it contains underlying themes about overcoming … Continue reading

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Film Review – Insurgent

Insurgent, the second segment in the Divergent trilogy (based on the novels by Veronica Roth), is actually not bad. It’s certainly no worse than the first film, which was passably entertaining, assuming you could get past the ridiculous premise, ie … Continue reading

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Movies with Mum

I have written extensively in the past about my happy memories of going to see this or that film with my father – or indeed of the books he introduced me to. So as its Mother’s Day here in the … Continue reading

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How do I handle bad reviews?

One simple fact any writer has to face is that you cannot please all people all the time. Often the very reasons one person loves your work is the reason another hates it. The important thing is to provoke reactions. … Continue reading

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Film Review – Still Alice

I expected to find Still Alice, the Alzheimer’s drama Julianne Moore recently won an Oscar for, thoroughly depressing. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover it only rated around a 5 on the Alzheimer’s drama scale of 1 to Amour … Continue reading

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Film Review – It Follows

Fans of John Carpenter are in for a treat with this interesting homage to his work. It Follows echoes his best movies visually, aurally and thematically. Plot wise this is scary campfire story horror, with teenager Jay (Maika Monroe) stalked … Continue reading

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Getting under the skin of the reader

Every writer desires that their work will somehow affect the reader, getting under their skin as it were. In fact, sometimes bad reviews are preferable to good ones if the writing has made the reader frightened, sad, angry, offended, or … Continue reading

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