Monthly Archives: July 2015

True Gritty

When it comes to film or TV adaptations of books, I’m a purist. The trailer of The Dark Is Rising had me punching the arm of my cinema seat with rage, and I’m still cross that the Harry Potter films didn’t tell the story of the … Continue reading

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All The Fuzzy Plot-Threads (a song for writers)

On Monday 20th July, I went to see They Might Be Giants perform at Rough Trade Records. I’ll blog about that properly in due course, but I mention it here for context. I’ve been listening to TMBG’s latest album, particularly this song: … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Writing Sigyn, Post Three – Call for interviewees

As I’ve already mentioned on here, the story I’m working on at the moment, Sigyn, is a YA fantasy retelling of Norse myths. It’s involved a lot more research than anything I’ve written so far – on the myths themselves, on Viking … Continue reading

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If You Go Down To The Woods Today: Bunny vs Monkey 2

You know it’s a good day when your post is 75% kids’ stories and 25% science.   Also included: A sneak peek at my duvet cover This was what the postie brought me last Friday, and as you can see, … Continue reading

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