Film (Re)View – The Mummy

'Death is the doorway to new life. We live today. We shall live again. In many forms we shall return.' Egyptian Prayer of Resurrection. 'The past cannot remain buried forever.' Dr Henry Jekyll (Russell Crowe) Two great quotes from what I felt was a really great movie. I went with three other people and it … Continue reading Film (Re)View – The Mummy

Film (Re)View – My Cousin Rachel

I must confess that I have never read this intriguing novel by Daphne Du Maurier, although it is on my bookshelf now! The trailer certainly sold this tale of intrigue, deception and perhaps murder. From the start, I found this film to be thoroughly engaging, although I did want to give Philip (Sam Claflin) a … Continue reading Film (Re)View – My Cousin Rachel

Film (Re)View – Wonder Woman

I honestly didn't expect to like this film (this seems to be a common theme just lately), but as it is a DC comic book hero, rather than marvel, I decided it would probably be a good bet. I used to love watching Linda Carter on a Saturday tea time (if memory serves), hence my … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Wonder Woman

Film (Re)View – King Arthur

I didn't know whether I'd enjoy this as Guy Ritchie films can be a bit hit and miss, but I actually did. Don't get me wrong, there are faults, but overall the story is largely believable. Sticking with believability, the early scenes with the rogue mages and the godzilla sized elephants didn't ring true, as … Continue reading Film (Re)View – King Arthur

In the Steps of Hemingway

We all have places we long to go in the world; places friends have visited; places told to us by strangers; places that are part of family tradition; places revealed to us in films; places glimpsed on TV; places made famous by a celebrity; places made infamous by a legend. It was the latter for … Continue reading In the Steps of Hemingway

Film (Re)View – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

What an absolutely brilliant final instalment of the franchise! Well, I am hoping they don't ruin everything and bring out another, after tying up all the loose ends so nicely! It is circa 21 years after the last one and Will and Elizabeth have a son, Henry, who is hell bent on breaking his father's … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

CofW Writers’ Group Meeting

What a fab day at this month's meeting. Lots of great workshops and advice and a record attendance. I even delivered my first workshop - Planning Your Plot - which was extremely well received! We then had a battle of the genres, where horror went up against sci-fi, historical fiction and children's. HORROR WON!! I … Continue reading CofW Writers’ Group Meeting

Film (Re)View – Sleepless

Superb cat and mouse story of how seriously an undercover operation can go horribly wrong. Vincent Downs (Foxx) has lost his family (divorce) due to a two year undercover op. He is Internal Affairs and is undercover trying to weed out corrupt cops. When they steal the wrong man's cocaine stash, they bring the wrath … Continue reading Film (Re)View – Sleepless

Carnival of Words 1st Prize Winning Story ‘Two Days’ by Marie Anne Cope

‘Goodbye, my love, my dear Katharine. One day, I will see you again. Until that day, I will carry your love and this image of you in my heart. It will sustain me in the hard days ahead, I know it will. I have to believe it will. I have to.’ Katharine raised her hand … Continue reading Carnival of Words 1st Prize Winning Story ‘Two Days’ by Marie Anne Cope

My Short Story ‘Two Days’ Wins First Prize at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017

How excited am I to announce that my short story 'Two Days' won the top prize at the Carnival of Words on 1 May. I am absolutely over the moon and got to hear AD Garrett read it out loud too! What's tickling my writing pals is that 'Two Days' is a story of passion … Continue reading My Short Story ‘Two Days’ Wins First Prize at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017