The Burden

She didn’t understand. He could see it in her face. The word as foreign as the concept. Freedomless. He felt a prang in his gut. Being a policeman had its rewards, but the list of things that stopped him sleeping was growing long. He gestured to the door and repeated his question, “Would you like to go outside?”

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Perfectionist Writers, How To Resist Editing Your Story

Hello, I’m a perfectionist. I spent sixteen hours on this sentence. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but it’s true that when writing my novels I’ve spent months trying to perfect a sentence before moving on. Guess what? I didn’t budge an inch.

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Top 10 Awesome Stories from ALIEN DAYS – Book Review

I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.

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Write A Great Opener – THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

I’ve talked about the great the opening scenes of a TV show and a movie. It’s time to look at a book. Today it’s one of my favourites, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. You can read my barely restrained fangirling in my goodreads review, but for this post I’ll be digging into what makes the first chapter work.

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Why We Need to Stop Comparing Books & Movies

“The book is better.” I’ve heard that many-a-time (Mostly from that girl in the mirror. Seriously, what’s her deal?) While its understandable that adaptations get compared, have you noticed that books and movies get compared even if they’re not two versions of the same story?

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