Review: Whiplash

Yesterday I found myself having to decide whether to watch Birdman or Whiplash. Both recent additions to Netflix, both contenders for Best Picture at the 2015 Academy Awards and both vaguely associated with performing arts. I opted for Whiplash. Mainly because unlike Birdman it didn't win Best Picture so I had (slightly) lower expectations which (as I … Continue reading Review: Whiplash

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The Art of Insulting – Why True Friends Hate Each Other

I'm writing a trilogy called St Victoria's, it's set in 19th century London and tells the story of Rosetta Heroski an upper class teenager who has just moved from Russia with her family and enrolls into an all female boarding school called St Victoria's. There she befriends a group of rebellious, misfit girls and ends … Continue reading The Art of Insulting – Why True Friends Hate Each Other

The Measure of a Good Story or Why Tears are Everything

What makes a good story great? It's a question I'm sure many budding writers ask themselves, and as far as I'm concerned there's no real answer. A good story can be attributed to many different factors: a unique, gripping plot, interesting characters, witty dialogue, incredible world-building, any of these combined with good writing (i.e. something … Continue reading The Measure of a Good Story or Why Tears are Everything