GC MacQuarie is a writer and Musician based in Brisbane Australia.
A Writer's Diet
Writing is hard work. It takes time, dedication and the understanding that you may never 'make it'. But that's not why we do it...is it?
Do we really write because we want the kudos that goes with it? Okay...probably. But deep down, we all know: Writer's MUST write. There is no other way around deciphering the mess going on inside our minds.
Eventually, it becomes a need. It's like food and air and fresh running water. Without it, we'd simply cease to exist; wordless zombies walking the earth one sentence less at a time.
It is so important to balance out life and writing. Too much writing = a neglected group of friends and family. Not enough writing = overwhelming confusion of twisted story lines until we end up in straight jackets, mumbling under our breath about wayward characters.
What's important to a writer? What do we need to keep pushing forward; to keep writing that next page?
5 Book Adaptations that Nailed it
Bibliophiles have one fear: Screen adaptations from books. Rarely do they ever go right and often there is more than a few disappointed fans out there that can't understand the decision to cut what seemed like necessary scenes in the book.
The difference of course is the reader's imagination. Suddenly the beloved characters have been cast with an actor or actress who may or may not fit the mold of what they had pictured in their mind. Bibliophiles, such as myself, have to come to the realisation that the film will never be exactly the same, and that's okay.
There have been many times when book adaptions have gone right, bringing to life our most beloved worlds to create a visual masterpiece on the big screen, and most times, there have been significant differences between the two. The adaptations that work, are the ones that successfully create the world described in the book and bring the characters to life.
To see my complete list of reviews, click HERE.