It’s been an interesting few days since it was revealed that J.K. Rowling wrote a crime novel (that was published a few months ago) under a pseudonym. Well, you don’t get breaking book news like this very often, but The Independent reported last night that J.K. Rowling revealed The Cuckoo’s Calling, a crime novel published this April, wasContinue reading “On J.K. Rowling”
As an aspiring novelist, I recently couldn’t help thinking about movies about novelists. I’ve picked my favorites of them, and added some thoughts on writing that each movie got me thinking about.
Classic dystopian novels and films are great candidates for fresh film adaptations. Movie remakes and reboots are more commonplace now simply because we have the the potential to do things better. Of course, sometimes that potential is wasted. Neither Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes remake, or the 2011 Rise of the Planet of theContinue reading “Five Dystopian Movies Worthy of Remakes”
Many of the best films are based on novels, in my opinion. As an aspiring novelist, I have firsthand experience with the struggles of character development. Since I’ve been writing my first novel, character development (or lack thereof) is one of the things I take note of in any film I see. Of course, thereContinue reading “Five Films I Wish Were Based On Novels”
As I work towards finishing my own novel, I have to say I can’t help thinking about details I shouldn’t be concerned with, particularly the book cover. Anticipating that I will likely self-publish my novel, all creative designs will be in my court. So, I guess thinking about such things is okay, if it doesn’tContinue reading “I Really Like This Book Cover Design”
The thing is, while this may be the first update on the progress of my novel, I should say it has been a work in progress for nearly two years now. Several things have kept me from finishing it, but perhaps the most significant reason is that I don’t write full time. I have aContinue reading “Novel Update #1”
When it comes to remaking classic movies, I am definitely in the camp that believes it’s best not to try to fix something that isn’t broken. All too often, remakes/reboots leave us pining for the quality and purity of the original source material. And this isn’t just a reference to Tim Burton, who can’t seemContinue reading “Five Reasons I am Looking Forward to the Carrie Remake”
Welcome to my new blog. I am an aspiring novelist. By aspiring I mean that I am currently working on my first novel. While starting a blog may not help me finish it any quicker, at least it will help you know more about me, and what makes me tick. I will post my progressContinue reading “Welcome”