another FABULOUS all nighter with a hard deadline LOL
I am a newcomer to Lars Von Trier’s films, but I already feel a certain closeness to him. I feel like people at large still don’t really get him, even though he’s received a fair share of critical acclaim over the years. But reading reviews of films such as Nymphomaniac and the recent The House […]Nymphomaniacs, Freedom & Rock ‘n’ Roll — Tangled Up In Words
To all and sundry* a big hello. Now that I’m back to blogging, but before I return to the nefarious narcissism of the Superblogger, I thought I’d interrupt that particular bile with my customary speciality – dubious writing advice.
In 2015, the restaurant critic and broadcaster Giles Coren made a programme for Sky Arts called “My Failed Novel”. In it, he explored the possible reason why a decade before, his one and only fiction novel, Winkler, failed in fairly spectacular fashion, both commercially and critically.
Because Coren is a minor celebrity in the UK, it meant he got to interview a lot of heavy hitters (the like of whom you might pay actual money to hear speak at a literary festival, for instance). Immediately I saw it, I thought: good grief, that’s jampacked full of advice and insight! I should put some of it into a…
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