Month: December 2015

The James Bond of Foreshadowing – 6 Tricks to the perfect reveal

The James Bond of ForeshadowingI went to see the new James bond film as soon as it was released. If you’ve been living under a rock, then its called ‘Spectre’ and I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed. Some were heralding it as the best bond yet but, I wasn’t convinced. So I decided to think about why.

I realised it’s because it was predictable. And not in a good cheesy actiony Bond type way. In an, I actually know exactly what’s going to happen kind of way.

For me, it comes down to foreshadowing and the little breadcrumbs storytellers leave for us in order to prep and build us up for the ending they planned, which should… if they have primed well enough, leave us satisfied.

WARNING – if you haven’t seen the film and don’t want any spoilers don’t read on. (more…)

#Writespiration 69 – I dare you to try this one

Need a writing challenge? Write a story with a gay or lesbian character as the protagonist

I’ve talked a lot about LGBT characters in the last couple of weeks. This is the last post, promise. But I figured, given the amount of moaning I have done, I had to use this as a writespiration.

So here goes, this week your challenge, should you choose to accept it, and I really hope you do… is to write a story, poem or piece of flash using an LGBT character as the protagonist.

I’m not playing this week because I am writing a competition story, plus, my bounce piece from last week kind of, sort of, covers this. (more…)