‘It’s fiction, it’s all fiction!’ I started shouting to my partner, one cleaning glove on, one washing-up brush in my hand. He frowned. ‘No, I mean it’s ALL fiction!’ Inconceivable. That’s me post reading The Princess Bride and googling my way through the confusion of the abridgment of The Princess Bride by William Goldman. I […]
Halloween was the perfect time to start reading one of the classics: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This narrative surprised me in more ways than one. In many regards I had formed the story in my head the way Hollywood had shaped it. A mad scientist, thunder and lightning, a barely sentient monster with bolts in […]
For my first storytelling review on YouTube I decided to choose The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It’s a great classic for a reason. Wilde’s poetic writing, his plot twists and Dorian Gray’s character arc mold the story of the narcissistic Dorian Gray. Warning: spoilers ahead!
Details, they are so fundamentally important in storytelling. I didn’t realise many years ago that it were the details, which made me love stories.