"To survive, you must tell stories." - The Island of the Day Before How can I attempt to ruin examine a 10-year-old film franchise? By adding a pinch of psychology, a dose of myth making, and then admixing a teaspoon of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. More importantly, by using the works of Umberto Eco to prove my … Continue reading Promethean Avengers
Vale author and academic Umberto Eco, thank you for your many 'little scraps of wisdom'. I can remember exactly when I first saw Name of the Rose, but I do remember when I first read it. It was as part of the recommended reading for my undergraduate degree and it was over the summer break. After … Continue reading Lessons from novels: Umberto Eco
One of my favourite books is Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. No. Don't roll your eyes. I geddit. I have to let you know I have a deep and abiding love of The Wind in the Willows and reveal that I did waste a few teen hours in the alien realm of Sweet Valley High and many … Continue reading Investigating and some nonsense about writing
Yet another list thing is going around and I'll do my bit by listing 10-ish books that have stayed with me in some way, but only because I should be thesising or something. So here goes: 1) Little Match Girl. First story I ever read by myself. It was in the school library. 2) Wind … Continue reading Ten-ish books that stayed with me…
I'm in research mode right for a short story. I like this bit of the process, this and the editing part. Mostly the connecting of ideas from research is conducted inside my head. A lot of copying and pasting and browsing and reading and happening across items and ideas online and IRL (yeah I know) … Continue reading A crevice for an idea, Guv’na? Researching a short story.