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Pitfalls in Writing Historical Novel

What is a historical novel? Some books are full of facts. In these types of stories, the author fills in only the details they cannot know like specific conversations, internal monologues, or physical reactions. Then there are other books that are only vaguely historical.

Witches That Inspire Us

Witches have been a favorite ‘dark’ element for storytellers from as far back as the bible all the way to current TV franchises and films such as American Horror Story – Coven and The Blair Witch Project.
To celebrate Halloween here are my favourite 10 Witches

Peaky Blinders – What Makes a GREAT Opening Scene

You hear it all the time – your first 10 pages (or 5 for TV) are your most important pages. To make sure readers and viewers would keep watching what you wrote, your opening scene or sequence must grab us by the throat and get our attention.

The Witcher – Lessons in Adapting Original Source

Pulling off a successful film to television adaptation is a tricky business.
The question we need to ask ourselves as writers is … what do you need in order to turn a successful movie into a greater successful TV show? What did these successful shows have in common?

Cobra-Kai – Lessons in Turning a Movie into a Great TV Series

Pulling off a successful film to television adaptation is a tricky business.
The question we need to ask ourselves as writers is … what do you need in order to turn a successful movie into a greater successful TV show? What did these successful shows have in common?

Lessons from Watching “Once Upon A Time” – Part 2

This part is about the lessons that can be learned from the mistakes in the show.

Due to the fact that the show was another trick of the wizard to keep his power there were mistakes that were done that brought down the show.

Lessons from Watching “Once Upon A Time” – Part 1

Once Upon A Time… A great wizard breathed life into the oldest fairy tales and made them come alive for generations of kids.

Watching 7 Seasons of “Once Upon A TIme” taught me important lessons about Scriptwriting and storytelling in the 21st century.

7 Writing Lessons From Binging OUTLANDER

After spending 10 days binging on Outlander and reading the four books, which the TV series is based upon, I’ve found benefits for binging and lessons to be learned about book adaptations.

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