Friday, 15 April 2016

Writing - Stories from stories

I have just watched a film, as I do, because I enjoy stories. In all fairness many of the films that I begin to watch end up being turned off because that's what they do for me - turn me off.

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Shirley Maclaine                                                           Christopher Plummer

Have you noticed that many films are built upon stories from other stories? There is nothing incorrect in that it is just another strategy for creating channels down which the imagination can course in the name of entertainment. Sometimes the 'internal' stories may be a fiction in themselves and on other occasions that they may be true stories. If the marriage is constructed well then it is really of little consequence but may add high emotion in the climax of the film.

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Elsa and Fred

The film was Elsa and Fred starring the same two actors as in the first pair of photographs at the top of the page. They have aged, unsurprisingly, but my goodness they certainly can act. I have no intention of spoiling the story for anyone but suffice it to say that I think it is an excellent piece of writing.

Speaking of which:-

Read on!

December 2015

 My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.

This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.

Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.


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