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Kubrick on Screenwriting

“Writing a screenplay is a very different thing than writing a novel or an original story. A good story is a kind of a miracle, and I think that is the way I would describe Burgess’s achievement with the novel. 108 more words


Interview: Alexandra Spencer-Jones, Action to the Word theatre company (SE6)

Last week I met Alexandra Spencer-Jones, theatre director and artistic director of Action to the Word company which is resident at the Broadway Theatre in Catford, South East London. 742 more words


Challenge: Dystopia Reading Challenge 2017

Alongside What’s in a Name 2017, I’m joining the Dystopia Reading Challenge, which is in its third annual edition, hosted by Claudia at My Soul Called Life… 154 more words


To Read or Not to Read... a Classic?

The other day I was having a conversation with a coworker, and she asked if I ever read classics because I feel like it. My answer was yes, but I don’t generally read a lot of them. 410 more words

Questions and Answers

My good friend Jackie shared a post yesterday that I really enjoyed reading, which was a series of random questions that she answered about herself. I decided to give it a try because I need a break from writing about shitty stuff. 861 more words


Monthly Recap: January 2017

2017 will be the first time in years I have the whole year free to read as many books as I want, and I’m definitely taking advantage of it. 348 more words


Book of da Week: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

O my brothers, what have we here? It’s A Clockwork Orange and, no, not the film! It’s Anthony Burgess’ brilliant novel – the Mancunian (where we’re from) wrote it in three weeks on a spur of the moment whim and, O my brothers, it’s a bloody marvellous piece of literature. 587 more words