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On Not Accepting the Premise

It’s easy to get sucked into a zero-sum game, where there has to be a winner and a loser. It’s easy to get sucked into I am right and you are wrong. 233 more words


Opinion: Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (2015) directed by Alan Taylor, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke and Jai Courtney.

Significant Element: Thematic Depth

Terminator Genisys is a film indicative of our modern society, a text that attempts to tackle with the reality of the internet and its grasp upon the world, but constrained and restricted by a recurring blockbuster syndrome, a film that tries to do too much and therefore delivers very little. 616 more words


Screenplay principles

I mentioned some time ago that I’d signed up to a short course on Screenwriting, part of an ongoing series of Creative Writing classes. This was not necessarily because I wanted to complete a screenplay but because writing for film is part of that tradition of composing narratives that includes drama, oral tales and, of course, novels. 578 more words


Thoughts on Writing: Beginning with the Basics

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a story is getting started. You might have an inkling of an idea, but no clue where to go from there. 1,518 more words


YA Review: THE FILL-IN BOYFRIEND by Kasie West

I’m back from Alaska! Well, I actually returned last week, but I spent most of that catching up. So, Alaska. Disney is amazing at everything, so the cruise was fantastic. 682 more words


Meeting with Alistair Oldham - 16th June

On Tuesday 16th June, Mazie and I met with Alistair. Before we met him, we discussed what we wanted to ask him, and what we wanted to achieve from the meeting. 417 more words


Seveneves: Neal Stephenson Goes Big

I’ve never read Neal Stephenson before, at least that I can remember (if he has short stories, then yeah, I probably have). But after reading his newest book,  380 more words