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Tell Me You Saw That Coming

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about trailers and how I can sometimes deduce the entire plot just from what is shown within this few minute slot. Whilst I wrote that blog I realised that the reason for this is more than likely because I can read/deconstruct films rather than simply some lucky …

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How NOT to write a novel, apparently

I’m not one for how-to books but something compelled me to get ‘How not to write a novel, 200 mistakes to avoid at all costs’ by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark. I’m currently editing my first book which makes me regress into a stroppy teen (no offence to any teens out there, but I was …

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The Overlord of the Paintings

I’d be really interested to get everyone’s thoughts on this one: I’ve been thinking about the internet and the explosion of artwork and literature available now. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it in between? Is anyone worried about it or so sick of the subject they’re planning their move to the moon? I’m …

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Becoming a Magazine Journalist

So…you want to be a magazine journalist? I won’t bore you by mentioning how difficult and competitive it is, you already get that so often from everyone you meet that your eyes are about to melt so I’ll just stick to how you can make it happen. Number 1: you need to complete a course …

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…the third dimension

I’m away from my usual computer preparing for a shoot and I still need to give you your weekly dose of portraiture. The temptation would be maybe to have a little ramble about the industry or talk about an artist I like. Seeing as I don’t have access to all my images or photoshop it …