BOOK REVIEW: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman | #TBRChallenge

February’s #TBRChallenge theme was Backlist Glooms which means any author who had more than one book on your TBR. For this challenge, I chose Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere. Even though I haven’t actually read a large number of his books, I still count Gaiman as one of my favourite authors and one of my auto-buy authors. Whenever I fall into a writing slump, I also turn to Gaiman for inspiration (I’m writing this while

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BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Neil Gaiman

The Art of Neil Gaiman is a biography charting Neil Gaiman’s conquests, from that failed Duran Duran biography to his work with Terry Pratchett and beyond. It looks at some of the relationships, partnerships and chance encounters that contributed to creating the literary genius we know today.  It’s no secret to those who know me that Neil Gaiman has played a massive role in my writing journey. His work has

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Book Adaptations: How To Cope With Adaptations

As avid readers know, book adaptations spark a myriad of emotions, from joy to excitement and from mild annoyance to outright anger. My mother recently became hooked on Outlander by binge-watching season 1 and 2 back to back – probably over a weekend. She was and still is, so obsessed with the series that she started reading the books while she waited for season 3. My mother doesn’t read. Ever.

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Who said unpaid work doesn't pay off?

Back in April, I started a three week internship for Boomerang, a production company based in Gloworks in Cardiff Bay. I worked there for three days a week and waitressed and studied around the full days. It was an amazing experience and I will most likely always be grateful to Stapes for putting me in contact with Wil Edwards, head of production. The placement afforded me with a great look into the

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Neil Gaiman: "I didn't have a career; I just did the next thing on the list."

Looking back, I’ve had a remarkable ride. I’m not sure I can call it a career because a career implies that I had some kind of career plan…and I never did. The nearest thing I had was a list I made when I was about 15 of everything I wanted to do.  I wanted to write an Adult novel, a Children’s book, a comic, a movie, record an Audiobook, write an

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Is this writers' block?

I keep feeling the need to write. Something. Anything. And I’ve stopped myself every time. Why?  Have I been so sucked into the rules of structuring and planning? Is this only type of writing I can allow myself to experience freestyle? Mind you it is entirely possible that the diversity of my ideas is stunting my creativity. Every time I think about writing something, I think what? Which one do

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