Film director, Christopher Nolan has fuelled the debate about muddy dialogue in films when he said in a recent interview that the mumbling cinemagoers were complaining about in Interstellar was deliberate. This a growing problem in television too with Jamaica Inn, Parade’s End and The Wire all coming in for criticism as large parts of […]
An article in yesterday’s Sunday Observer quotes research that found well-educated, middle-aged women are dominating the world of self-publishing. The ratio is a staggering 65% women to 35% men and it’s being spearheaded by EL James and her ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy. Other success stories mentioned were Lisa Genova and Barbara Freethy, both million-selling […]
According to an article on the BBC website by FT columnist Lucy Kellaway today, typos don’t matter. In fact, they are not a sign that we are dim, but that we are clever. To quote, ‘writing is a sophisticated job and our brains focus on the structure, the sentences and the phrases, leaving the close-up […]
The Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards were announced 24th October on ITV3. They put the BAFTA’s on ITV1, so why are the CWA’s relegated to the backwater of ITV3? Anyway, the novel of the year went to Peter May for Entry Island and a favourite author of mine, Robert Harris, won the Ian Fleming Steel […]
Hi everyone and welcome to my newsletter. One Last Lesson The progress of One Last Lesson continues to surprise me. I thought I’d have to wait until my third or fourth book before I caught sight of the Amazon sales charts but here we are, not three months in and it’s up there and hovering […]
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