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Creative writing group

Today was the monthly meeting of the creative writing group I lead, and although we’ve mentioned character before, and mentioned ‘voice’ we looked again at the personalities we might write about and how we might describe them to make them leap off the page for our readers. 688 more words


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

This is a film I’d been meaning to see for a while. I’m not really sure why, but I assumed it would be the sort of thing that I would enjoy. 710 more words


Finally finished reading _Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy_

For years, I’ve never been able to get past the first chapter of this spy novel, because the book opens with a long chapter in which a mysterious teacher arrives at a boarding school and wins the adoration of a much put-upon boy. 416 more words


Book Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Now Tinker Tailor Solider Spy has been on my personal ‘to-read’ list for ages. And so has the author John Le Carre. Le Carre is just one of those authors that has to be read, in my opinion, at least once. 349 more words

Always Read the Book First

Seriously, always. The book is always better (obviously), and you will never lose anything by reading it first. It’s always fun to see a story you loved come to life outside of your own head, but if by chance you catch a bad adaptation before reading the book–done. 645 more words