Author Archives: RachFarrimond

About RachFarrimond

I'm an aspiring writer. My blog tracks my progress into the Literary World and I hope it is helpful to others looking to make a similar journey. I share tips and advice on writing and also share my love for books, films, and Science Fiction.

Narrative Voices – Part 1

Choosing a Narrative Voice for your story can be harder than you might think. Sure, you may naturally gravitate towards writing in the third person, but if a story sounds better coming directly from the mouth of its main character, … Continue reading

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Fandemonium

Just a few days ago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine set a new record for the shortest cancellation of a TV series EVER. After airing five years with Fox, the studio announced on Friday 11th May that the comedy cop show had run … Continue reading

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Great Opening Lines

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a strong story, must be in want of an enticing opening line. This is so universally acknowledged, in fact, that it barely needs repeating anymore. But I’m going … Continue reading

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Overwriters -v- Underwriters

First of all, let’s just be clear: there should be no negative connotations for being either an Overwriter or an Underwriter. These are not criticisms of style, but rather indications of the starting point of your writing process. By the … Continue reading

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My Blind Date with a Book

We have been told for years: Never judge a book by its cover. Well, now there is a website that ensures you never will. Blinddatewithabook.com is a fairly new service that shows you a library of books available for purchase, … Continue reading

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Introducing: Turning Ideas Into Words

Hi there! Seems like I while since I have been updating on here. I am aware that posts have been sparse recently. This is mainly due to my own time management, but also due to me working away on my … Continue reading

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Creative Discipline

Creative Discipline: “If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” – Anne Tyler. I am constantly confronted with this dilemma… Continue reading

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Book -v- Film: Catching Fire

Book -v- Film: Catching Fire – There is a trend at the moment with book series’ that are turned into films, for the last book to be split in two. It started with Harry Potter, continued with Twilight, and seems to have stalled somewhat for Divergent… Continue reading

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Book -v- Film: The Hunger Games

Book -v-v Film: The Hunger Games – The first film in The Hunger Games franchise is one that I saw before reading the books it was base on. Continue reading

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Guest Post – Banning Books

Guest Post by Sarah Jayne Tanner. Banning Books: Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.
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