Star Trek references in Big Bang Theory that I didn’t know about (and how it applies to writing)

I never thought I’d become a ‘Trekkie’. I’m a Star Wars fan through and through, but after binge-watching The Big Bang Theory (BBT) for the thousandth time, I was curious about the many references that were made to the franchise. Not ‘getting’ the jokes, hat-tips or guest appearances never took away from my enjoyment ofContinue reading “Star Trek references in Big Bang Theory that I didn’t know about (and how it applies to writing)”

Studying the characters of Friends, Big Bang Theory and How I met Your Mother

Who doesn’t love sitting down with a tub of ice-cream, pretzels, crisps and chocolate for a binge-watching session of any (or all) of these hit TV shows? I’m a major TV buff, particularly with shows like this – I’ve christened them ‘happy shows’. Shows that deal with everything in a light and funny way, perfectContinue reading “Studying the characters of Friends, Big Bang Theory and How I met Your Mother”

Reading Bridget Jone’s Diary and Looking For The Villain

Warning – this post contains spoilers The novel I’m writing sits within the Fool Triumphant or Chick-Lit genre. Although, it doesn’t strictly fit as chick lit because there isn’t a love interest – at least, not in the version as it currently stands. I am wondering whether incorporating a love interest will provide an additionalContinue reading “Reading Bridget Jone’s Diary and Looking For The Villain”

How a good friend (and NaNoWriMo) got me back into writing

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a reader and a writer. While my sister was out playing football and enjoying the many benefits of fresh air, I was inside with my head in a book. I kept diaries haphazardly and watched a lot of TV, consuming as many stories as I couldContinue reading “How a good friend (and NaNoWriMo) got me back into writing”