Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lucifer (TV)

I'm in two minds as to whether to carry on with this TV series beyond the first episode. Don't get me wrong, it's entirely watchable.The premise is intriguing for anybody who likes a bad boy: Lucifer is sick of hell, so he comes to live in Los Angeles and ends up helping the police department solve crimes, He has a cool superpower: people tell him their most secret desires. Except this superpower doesn't work on the police detective, which makes this a perfect setup for romantic tension.

Still, episode one didn;t give me any impression of a bigger story. Sure, those in power want him back in hell where he is needed. But the whole thing has a formulaic feel to it.

Happy to be proved wrong.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

RWNZ 2016 conference

Bookings for our 23rd annual conference All You Need Is Love are now open! All the information you need to know is accessed through the left side menu. When you’re ready to make your online booking, click here.
Our programme is chock-full of fabulous speakers and workshops that will offer something for everyone – from novice writers to multi-published authors. Writers of all genres and experience levels welcome! Speakers include:
  • Screenwriting legend Michael Hauge, who will be conducting his full one-day Story Mastery workshop all day Friday 12th August, as well as speaking throughout the weekend conference
  • Keri Arthur. NYT bestselling author
  • Heather Graham, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
  • Rachel Bailey, USA Today bestselling author
  • Kathryn Burnett, New Zealand writer, tutor and script consultant
  • Joanne Grant, Senior Executive Editor, Harlequin
  • Rachael Donovan, Commissioning Editor, Harlequin
  • Sarah Younger, Literary Agent, Nancy Yost Literary Agency
  • Courtney Miller-Callihan, Literary Agent, Handspun Literary Agency

Friday, June 3, 2016

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

 He's Just Not That Into You is a 2009 movie that deserves more than the 3 stars it got on The movie is fun and easy to watch, while conveying a series of powerful messages: if a boy punches you it doesn't mean he likes you, if a boy doesn't call you he probably isn;t that into you, and if a boy stays with you and loves you for years he's a keeper.

The powerful cast of Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Conneli make it a memorable movie, perfect for a girls' night in.