Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]

I like Star Wars, and have done since seeing the original films as a teenager. I was excited when the new films were announced, loved TFA, TLJ, and Rogue One, sort of enjoyed Solo (I guess), but it was only in the last couple of years I watched the prequel films. (Which kind of leftContinue reading “Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters [Books]”

Book VS Film – Bird Box

Something that can often be said for book to film adaptations, but I think really is worth repeating here – the book explains it better. For those not aware, Bird Box follows Malorie, as the world becomes a strange, frightening place full of creatures the human mind cannot understand nor comprehend. To combat this, survivors wear blindfoldsContinue reading “Book VS Film – Bird Box”

Why I Love Short Story Anthologies

And no, I’m not just saying this because I happen to be in a few. I’ve enjoyed anthologies and collections since I was a teenager, picking up any book I could get my hands on. At the time, I read a few horror ones, and fell completely in love with short stories. In terms ofContinue reading “Why I Love Short Story Anthologies”

Simon VS The Homo Sapien Agenda [Books]

I am, quite possibly, one of the last people to have read this. It’s one of the books I picked up thanks to the hype on Twitter, and honestly, when book Twitter hypes a book, I’ve learnt it’s well worth listening to them. Simon VS is a great example of that. Simon VS is aContinue reading “Simon VS The Homo Sapien Agenda [Books]”

Guess Who’s Back, Back Again…

Ellie’s back, tell a friend… Yeah, so, one of the things I decided for 2019 was to revive this blog. I’ll be updating any successful submissions, confirming where my short stories can be read (all over on the About page, right now) as well as updating the blog with writing advice, as I have previously (such as here and here),Continue reading “Guess Who’s Back, Back Again…”

Feel The Anger

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. We all know Yoda’s famous quote, even if you’ve never seen Star Wars. Anger is a dangerous, tricky beast, uncontrollable once unleashed, and if allowed to roam for too long, devastating for any involved. Each of the seven deadly sins would makeContinue reading “Feel The Anger”

SDS Wrath–Meet the Authors, Day 3

Originally posted on standard ishue–Katie:
Imagine this: Combine a roller coaster of teenage emotions—those volatile, hard to control passions—with frustration and anger. Can you visualize it? Or perhaps you remember your own younger days, as you pushed through those sensations and into adulthood. Scary? It can be when the theme is Wrath. It’s my pleasure…

How Not To Introduce Characters

Readers and writers, I think, all have their own little pet peeves when it comes to something they read. For the most part, these all come down to personal taste. Some readers might dislike reading something involving the supernatural. Personally, I really don’t like ‘direct thoughts’ unless they are handled extremely well. Otherwise, they feelContinue reading “How Not To Introduce Characters”

It’s Okay To Take A Break

One thing that’s hammered into writers, over and over, is ‘write every day.’ The idea being that the only way you’re going to get better is to produce words every day, whether it’s 100, 500, 1000 or more. We’re told, as writers, that it doesn’t matter what you write, even if it’s completely rubbish, becauseContinue reading “It’s Okay To Take A Break”

Why I Write

First things first; I know, I know, it’s been….actually, over a year since I posted. I’m terrible, awful, should have updated more…I’m just not hugely good at keeping up with things. But I promise, I will endeavour to write more on this blog, not least because now I have something to actually update people with! MoreContinue reading “Why I Write”