Carl Radley

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Dead Winter (The Time of Legends) by Clint Werner
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Empire versus Under-Empire. Man versus Skaven ... or is it more complicated than that?
The ratmen have unleashed the 'Black Death' but their scheming only sinks to blacker depths. Will it be their undoing?
Will men of the Empire band together in their darkest hours, or will they scheme like the Skaven? The plague will create power vacuums and there are some who will rush to fill those places.

This is a dark book, about a dark time in Warhammer history. Death is everywhere and as the Empire dies from disease, so others will take advantage of this weakness. This story doesn't focus primarily on one race. You follow key characters from both sides but there are also… Read more
Coping with Chloe by Rosalie Warren
Coping with Chloe by Rosalie Warren
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Games, 23 May 2011
Take the under-lying concept of 'Fight Club' or think of the 'Lord of the Rings' character Gollum/Smeagol. Now mix it up with your modern-day adolescent girl and a typical "you don't understand me" angle. It's fairly clear cut at the start, two twins, one body, no problem. It's the adults that aren't coping. Now introduce a boy/friend and how each twin goes about pursuing him and suddenly one body isn't enough room anymore.

A great read! And this is coming from someone who wouldn't normally ready this genre.
Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Based on other reviews, 10 April 2010
This was recommended by Amazon, based on purchase history. Customer reviews were good so I bought it.
This is probably the best book I've bought on writing. It's clear in its structure and if this is used by the "big boys and girls" for templating, then it will definately help the rest of us.

It covers screen and novel writing in equal measure, since the templates can easily be applied to both.
Even if you are a writer already, compare the template ideas to what you've written already. Watch some of the films he recommends and see how they compare with the ideas in this book.

Great buy. Wish I'd got it years ago!

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