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Starting My Novel Over

During November when I participated in NaNoWriMo, I felt like I was on a roll – each chapter ending on a pleasing word count. Unfortunately, this was through my last weeks of the school year, which were the most intense and stressful I’ve had yet. I worked on my novel instead of homework – major assignments and test revision which would impact my grades more than anything – and I daydreamed about my characters in class instead of taking notes.

In one of the final weeks of school, I realised there was no way I could keep going on like that, and I had to put my novel aside to knuckle down on some school work. This unfortunately sapped me of any motivation I had to do anything, let alone write another 25,000 words, so the story fell unfinished and without much work until about mid-December, when I decided to edit what I had before going ahead with the rest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Angelic, My Writing

 

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Page to Screen: Carrie

P2S Carrie

Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a little obsessed with this story since reading the book for the first time. (My review.) Perhaps you could say I’m getting a little CARRIED away with it.

No? Okay…

Ahem, anyway, I was really excited to see this film, for two reasons: one, because Carrie is amazing, and the 1976 film was good; and two, because Chloë Grace Moretz stars…

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Posted by on January 17, 2014 in Page to Screen, Reviews

 

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Books Read in 2013

I only read a total of 38 books last year. This number is so small, and some books I started, but didn’t quite finish, last year not appearing on the list for personal reasons.

Below, I have listed all the books I read, showing the covers of some of my favourites.

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

 

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2014: Year of Classic Literature

As I planned in an earlier post, I have decided to dedicate much of my reading in 2014 to classic novels and stories.

Recently I have bought a few novels to begin my endeavours, to add to my miserably small collection of classics.

Some classics to get the year started!

Some classics to get the year started!

I’ve already started Great Expectations, and my own expectations are high!

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Miscellaneous

 

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Page to Screen: Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters

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I have finally seen the second film in the Percy Jackson franchise, and my emotions are heavily conflicted.

It seems to me that a film adaption of a book is in more danger of being ruined the closer to the original plotline it gets, which I think is the case with this movie. The first installment, The Lightning Thief, was different enough from the book that I still liked it (although I do my best not to think about the innacuracies, otherwise I get angry), but I have a feeling that Thor Freudenthal was trying to get the franchise to follow the books’ story closer, although still have creative differences to make the movie work.

But I think he went about it the wrong way.

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Posted by on January 4, 2014 in Page to Screen, Reviews

 

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