Friday, 12 October 2012

Beautiful film, beautiful song

When it comes to films I find my increasing age does one of several things, or in some instances all of them at once:

  1. Makes me very fussy/cynical/critical, more than I ought to be.
  2. Makes me weep at the drop of a hat if it is the slightest bit emotionally absorbing.
  3. Makes me wish I could write a film script of my own.
But one film that I adore, encapsulates a plethora of elements than makes my heart race, my soul soar and my spirit weep, if for no other reason but the sheer beauty of some of the set scenes. So imagine my joy at finding this brilliant video on YouTube, combined with a song that just makes me blub.

It's a story of adventure, love, betrayal and loss.

The film is, 'House of Flying Daggers' and the song is, 'Can't Cry Hard Enough ', by Bellefire. When combined as they are, the effect is profound (and if you haven't got the slightest hint of a moist eye at the end, then you're a hard bastard).

I hope you enjoy :)

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Pure gold for Writers

Now forgive me if any of you writers already know of the website I am going to present to you today, and for those of you for whom it is a new discovery, I urge you to USE IT!

It is a writer's goldmine of information, instructional videos, tips and great advice covering a plethora of topics and subject matter - everything you need, to be honest. In fact, makes me wonder why I'm sharing this with you guys'n'gals in the first place... it's mine! My preciousssss... we needssss it! Hatessss the Bagginsessss, we does!

Ahem. The lovley lady who runs this site is called K.M. Weiland, and again, I'm sure a lot of you have already heard of this lovely writer and/or already use her website, but for those of you who do not, trust me, she's a great person and so knowledgeable (especially for one so young) and talented, and very approachable if you wish to ask questions directly.

So, if you are an existing writer, or just nibbling at the pages of your epic writing journey, and have never been to this amazing website entitled: Helping Writers Become Authors, then click on that title and start browsing - and tell me I was wrong... I dare you ;)