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- Oliver Dean Spencer’s Weekly MysteryAccess to exclusive fiction by Oliver Dean Spencer. If you’re a fan of mystery, dark and speculative fiction or anything in If you’re a fan of mystery, detective and speculative fiction or anything in between, you won’t want to miss Spencer’s weekly postings and newsletters. From hard-boiled private eyes to edge of your seat mystery
- Reading Book Challenges & Competitivenessllustrated by Lily Fulop. As I emerged from a post-NYE three-day hangover which involved mainly long naps and finishing the last of the Christmas stilton, it seemed in my corner of the internet that everyone else had made a far more productive start to the decade. On Instagram, people had begun documenting their annual reading
- Anatomy of a Neo-Noir Masterpiece – Los Angeles Review of BooksCHINATOWN IS PROBABLY my favorite film. This is not exactly a controversial opinion. Roman Polanski’s 1974 neo-noir masterpiece is routinely cited on “best of all time” lists and, in 2010, was adjudged the greatest movie ever made by critics writing for the Guardian and Observer newspapers. I have seen it dozens of times from start
- Do authors really put deeper meaning into poems and stories – or do readers make it up?Authors sometimes put deeper meanings into their stories, but really, it’s the reader who decides. Source: Do authors really put deeper meaning into poems and stories – or do readers make it up?
- How technology is changing the craft of screenwriting – BBC NewsHeidi Thomas, creator of Call The Midwife, says: “I have writers’ block every day of my life, but somebody once said to me, ‘first drafts don’t need to be perfect, they just need to be written’. Because once you’ve got your first draft, no matter how ragged and full of holes it is, you can