• A Discovery of Witches
    THE FIRST DATE

    OK, LET ME START by making it very clear that this is not a review. This is a summary of A Discovery of Witches (ADoW), the TV-series based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The following are my initial comments based on our first date. In the first…

  • Twilight:
    THE FIRST DATE

    OK, LET ME START by saying this is not a review. This is a summary of Twilight, the film, and my initial comments based on our first date. In Twilight, the first of five films in The Twilight Saga, we meet 17-year-old Isabella “Bella” Swan, as she’s about to move…

  • CRITIQUE & REVIEWS:
    – Who Can You Trust?

    I CAN’T STRESS this enough: Not all feedback is valid!  As I’ve mentioned before, people can’t help themselves. They just love to dish out criticism for all sorts of reasons, whether they know what they’re talking about or not. As a writer, therefore, it is vital to know when to…

  • SHORTLIST:
    – Titles to Read, Watch & Play

    IT’S OFFICIAL! I have started a shortlist of titles I have chosen to delve into during my storytelling exploits. I decided to pick four titles from the results I got when I was searching for vampires. I also decided to only look at stories in films or tv-series to begin…

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    The Fallen Series

    FALLEN IS an American film based on the first book in Lauren Kate’s Fallen Series. It was released in 2016/2017 and is available on Prime Video now. It was my initial study of nephilim and Shadowhunters that lead me to this film, and I decided to add it to my…

  • BAD REVIEWS:
    – Everybody Gets Them

    NO, LOVE, you’re not alone. Every single storyteller (or any other kind of creative person) gets bad reviews. Granted, some get more than others, but generally speaking, we all get our confidences knocked down a peg or two every now and then. But it doesn’t have to be the end of…

  • VAMPIRE STORIES:
    – Titles to Read & Watch

    IN MY SEARCH FOR vampire stories to sink my teeth into, I found quite a few. But then you guys got all busy in my socials and sent me even more suggestions, so I decided we need a list.  Here below, I’ve listed all the titles I have so far.…

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    The Shadowhunter Chronicles

    CASSANDRA CLARE’S Shadowhunter Chronicles are the stories behind  Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. This is a 55-episode (!) Netflix/Disney/ABC production that ran over three seasons. It premiered in 2016 and is available for streaming on Netflix now. I had never heard of the Shadowhunters before, but the title came up while…

  • REVIEWS or CRITIQUE:
    – Don’t Be A Dick!

    ONCE UPON A TIME I used to love reading the reviews in The Sunday Times. It was my most precious indulgence while I was a poor single mum living in Sweden. I’d pick up the thick envelope from my newsagents on a Wednesday and put it aside so I could…

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    The Twilight Saga

    THE TWILIGHT SAGA by Stephenie Meyer  is probably one of the most read, watched, listened to, talked and written about series of our time. Hel, scratch that, it may very well be one of the most talked-about stories ever. As I’m writing this, it’s been more than fifteen years since…