Although the topic of this session was ostensibly the creation of compelling characters, it really ended up being more of a general talk about Laredj’s background and his writing.
For many decades and for many people, the English language has been considered the passport to education, diplomacy, business success, political aspiration and cultural cool. But beneath the obvious advantages of this alleged lingua franca, is English actually the villain of the piece? Does it disadvantage and inhibit the bloom and strength of other languages?
Readers are often passionate about how their literary heroes are translated from page to screen, so is it a daunting task for a screen-writer to attempt the adaptation? How to decide what to cut and whose is the vision behind the screen version? After a blockbuster movie, whose is the task of producing a novelisation and how successful are these as works of fiction?
Bloggiesta was created by Natasha from Maw Books Blog and is now hosted by Suey from It’s All About Books and Danielle from There’s a…
Do you blog? Why would you? Who would you write to and is it just another reason to be hooked online rather than talking to people in the room you physically inhabit? Like it or loathe it, there are millions of bloggers worldwide all with a reason to write and, thanks to the worldwide web, with a potentially captive audience.