I have just had my film review published in the online magazine, Mythaxis.
‘The Eight Hundred’ is a Chinese war film, set during the Japanese invasion of China in 1937.
Here is a link, if you are interested in reading it.
(I watched the film in the original Chinese and Japanese languages, with subtitles. The trailer on the link is dubbed)
There is a great article in Mythaxis Magazine about the genre of Paranormal Romance. The history and roots of the genre, illustrations, tips, and writing exercises.
This should be of interest to anyone thinking of writing a story or a novel in this genre, and also for anyone who enjoys those books.
Kiss My Cold Lips: Writing Paranormal Romance
Fantasy writer and author P. C. Wrede discusses her work in this interesting interview. It also includes her thoughts about the differences between writing short stories and novels.
**Update** More about the Star Wars novels added.
Enchanted Forest: Walking the Writing Path with Patricia C. Wrede
For anyone interested in the production and record engineering side of music, here’s a good interview with Marc Urselli.
Here, There, Everywhere: Behind the Scenes with Marc Urselli
‘Marc Urselli is in demand.
To date, he’s wrapped up 3 Grammy Award wins and 6 nominations. Marc’s portfolio includes work with artists such as U2, Foo Fighters, Nick Cave, Lou Reed, Sting, Keith Richards, Kesha, Jeff Beck, Les Paul, Buddy Guy, Luther Vandross, Børns, The Black Crowes, and a plethora of other artists spread across the rock, pop, metal, jazz, experimental, avant garde, new music, urban, electronica and classical music arenas’.
I am one of those people that does not like distractions when I am writing. Other than Ollie snoring beside my desk, I like to write in silence.
However, many writers not only enjoy listening to music as they write, they draw inspiration from it for scenes in their books.
Here is an article that explains how one writer channels music to add creativity to her work.
How Music Influences Writing
Hard to believe, I know, but I am currently the Fashion writer for Mythaxis Magazine. It is ‘fashion’ with a difference of course, and somewhat tongue in cheek. Coming to this role late in life makes me approach it from a different perspective, so don’t expect any reviews of skinny jeans, swimwear, or male moisturisers.
For anyone interested, here is the link to my latest article for the magazine.
We all know the term ‘Mainstream’ when it comes to literature and publication. But have you hear of ‘Slipstream’?
Here is an interesting discussion of how the term originated.
Artist Spotlight on Bruce Sterling
If this is something you are thinking about doing, here is a handy guide I found in Mythaxis Magazine.
How To Self-Publish Books and Sell Them
Calling all poets, and poetic bloggers. Mythaxis Magazine is running a Poetry Contest, details below.
It started on the first of this month, and runs until October the 31st.
Just follow the link, and submit your poetry. You have nothing to lose!
Your winning poem will appear in the magazine too.
From Sunday the 26th until Thursday the 30th of July, MYTHAXIS MAGAZINE is FREE on Amazon.
Here is the link. Save it for Sunday, when your copy will be FREE!
This is the review magazine containing some great stuff, icluding my review of the film ‘1917’!
Totally free of charge in the electronic format. Nothing better than FREE, surely!
Please make a note to get your FREE copy, tell all your family and friends, and please share on any social network you use.
My name is on the cover, so it has to be worth getting a copy just for that. 🙂
AND IT’S FREE!