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Filth (2013) Review

There are two key reasons that Filth is a film worth paying attention to; it’s based on a book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh and it features a performance from James McAvoy far removed from roles we would associate with the actor. 403 more words


Writer's Bloc

By Mike Small

I’m being Inspired by Independence (Word Power Books) edited by Ross Colquhoun and Christopher Silver and in particular the work of Lyndsay Allardyce (great gulls!); Meg Bateman on the land as the feminine principle and learning something more and deeper about our own culture (thank you thank you) and Alan Bissett’s hilarious… 4,088 more words


Books read in 2014 - If You Liked School, You'll Love Work by Irvine Welsh

Genre: short stories, Scottish fiction

Narrative Style: varies – five stories in collection

Rating: 3/5

Published: 2007

Format: Paperback

Synopsis: Rattlesnakes – three friends drive out into the desert to take drugs and end up stranded with unexpected results. 510 more words

Book Reviews

What's to really like about Irvine Welsh's Filfth?

“Failure is much more interesting to me than success,” said Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh in a recent talk I attended in Melbourne

“I write about people who are going through a bad time, when things are falling apart. 878 more words

Book And Movies

Yes or No? Scotland's stars take sides in independence debate

Sean Connery and Frankie Boyle say yes. David Tennant and Susan Boyle say no. Will Scots be swayed by the celebrity vote?

The Better Together campaign is to unveil later this week a phalanx of UK celebrities ready to lovebomb the Scots into sticking together for the union. 552 more words


We took morphine, diamorphine, cyclizine, codeine, temazepam, nitrazepam, phenobarbitone, sodium amytal, dextropropoxyphene, methadone, nalbuphine, pethidine, pentazocine, buprenorphine, dextromoramide, chlormethiazole.
The streets are awash with drugs you can have for unhappiness and pain, and we took them all.

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Dialogue (How to Write a Book)

Earlier in this series, Kevin Barry, Patrick McCabe and Ross Raisin spoke about the importance of characters in a story. Last week, the writers we asked about plot revealed that it was driven by characters, with Lia Mills quoting Elizabeth Bowen: “Dialogue is what characters do to each other.” If you’ve managed to create a three-dimensional, complex cast of characters and a nuanced protagonist, well done: but how do you make them sound authentic? 1,011 more words

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