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An Instinctual Way to Write

I believe writing is as its best when it is done in an instinctive manner. On this note, for some reason this statement reminds me of my favourite Graham Greene character, Maurice Bendrix, who made a holy habit to write exactly 500 words per day with no exceptions. 245 more words




Author of: THE GOOD LIAR (2016)

On Twitter: @searlegoodliar

It’s difficult to list the influences on my writing. There are too many and several of them are subliminal rather than conscious. 635 more words


Brighton and Hove Readathon: Day Three

Brighton Rock is the only book on the readathon list that I’ve read before. In fact, I wrote my undergrad dissertation about the novel – comparing its sinister qualities to the photography of Bill Brandt. 180 more words


Adapting screenplays and novels

On a writing forum recently, someone asked a question about why novelisations of television dramas and films were always so badly written. The answer is they were written by screenwriters, who aren’t used to writing description or thoughts and feelings. 433 more words

Writing And Rejection

Dances with Wolves (1990, Kevin Costner)

From the start, director Costner embrues Dances with Wolves with melancholic tragedy. Even as Costner’s protagonist–a Union soldier reassigned to the frontier–travels west, seeing startling natural beauty, which Costner and cinematographer Dean Semler visualize carefully, enthusiastically, perfectly, there’s dread. 685 more words