Write it now: can authors review other authors’ work?

Traditional book reviews – as opposed to the instant reader feedback via Amazon and so forth that we now call a ‘review’ – have almost always been written by writers. I’ve written plenty of them myself, professionally, for newspapers and lit magazines. The trick to it is abstraction. The problem with the process, certainly in … More Write it now: can authors review other authors’ work?

If you think of Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ as a fan-fic video game it makes more sense

I finally caught up with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Part two of the trilogy – and don’t we know it. The film ended – splat – in the middle of what was structurally the build-up to the dramatic finale. It also confirmed what I pretty much understood from watching the first instalment, The … More If you think of Jackson’s ‘Hobbit’ as a fan-fic video game it makes more sense