Have you ever wondered –
- What’s in the head of John Matrix as he rows his inflatable boat?
- What does Robocop’s inner self look like?
- Or, about how tight a ninja suit is for an American soldier?
If so (certainly, not), neither Commando nor RoboCop or American Ninja movies will help you find the answer. Literature will.
As it turns out, such literature exists:
Novelization is an attempt to translate popular movies plots into the fictional prose language.
Unappreciated writing is as good as dead.
Every person, from a college student who writes essays to a pro writer, is struggling to get recognition.
If you think that being dependent on others’ opinion is beneath your dignity, I have a shortcut for you: just press CTRL+W. (And those writing gems with zero hassle are offered to click a small ‘x’ at the right top of this tab).
And if you belong to endangered species (i.e. open to fresh thoughts), there is good news for you: I’ve prepared the unique material on the topic. Fine, I hate overextended intrigues too, so let’s go.
Updated February 2016
‘There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change.’
Famous authors attract enormous attention. Sometimes daily rituals, habits and customs of famous writers are quite weird indeed. Fans are trying to copy out the behavior of their idols, their wardrobe, and even make numerous plastic surgeries to become one step closer to the stars. The motivation behind such behavior can be explained for sure. It might be either irrational (just to have fun) or rational – to get the same results. E.g., Jack London was a huge fan of Rudyard Kipling, and he rewrote (i.e. w/o a typewriter) his books.
It usually helps me write by reading – somehow the reading gear in your head turns the writing gear.
– Steven Wright
Reading is a new fashion. Again. And it’s cool. We bet, you all can find and cite many statements about how good and useful reading is, how much it can influence a person and his way of thinking, and how awesome it is to sit on your cozy sofa, reading your favorite book and diving (not literally of course) into this imaginary and so wonderful world…
And all such statements are true actually. Many famous writers, singers, politicians, and even movie characters prove the fact of reading’s great influence on people’s mind: if you take a look at their bookshelves, you’ll definitely be surprised. Continue reading
When your teacher gives you an assignment to write a book (novel) critique, the first thing you should do is making sure you understand the specificity of this task clearly. Keep in mind the fact you were asked to write a critique, not a simple review of a novel. What is the difference?
- A book review – a summary of a book. Its purpose is to let readers know what this book is about. When you write a review, you suppose that your readers do not know what the book is about, and you simply write about its plot, mentioning its author.
- A book (novel) critique – an analysis and evaluation of a book. Here you pay less attention to summary and description, as you suppose that your readers know what the book is about. You should criticize the book, giving your own evaluation to it.