Adam Miles Christoper Bell was a friend of mine at school and soon after we left he became more active with his writing than ever before, especially on his wattpad account. He has often came to me for advice on titles and just writing in general after I recieved my publishing contract for Children of the Movement in 2014.
“I love writing stories and have been trying to write since I was 7 years old, which is when I came up with my first story idea. Ever since then I have been coming up with new ideas but have never got to writing them into an actual story. However, recently I started to get into it again and have started writing many stories. My two favorites being A World Reborn and A Demon Within.” – Adam’s Wattpad bio
Synopsis and cover:
“Nothing and no-one is safe anymore. This world is no longer our own and everyday we must hide from the dangers of the threat that now walks these lands.
Only one native dares to stand up against the Invasion. But he will not do it alone.
When the world is being taken from you, the only way to fight back is by breaking the rules, even your own personal ones. The world is being attacked by Invaders. However THESE invaders may just be a little more familiar than you may think…”
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On the 23rd of March 2017, it will mark 1 year since the release of my first novel – Children of the Movement. Exciting stuff right?
Children of the Movement was a book that I had poured my heart and soul into for years and when I finally held it in my hands after signing the contract to have it published it honestly felt like I had achieved every dream I have had since I was a child.
My cousin, Courtney Greener designed the cover which is something we wanted to do together since childhood and now I have found out that it’s in Waterstones! How amazing!
Synopsis: A world brainwashed into following the wrong moral as children are starved of the imagination to believe anything different. Bethany-Anne begins her journey of self-discovery with help from friends she meets in and around the prison-like sector that she once called home. No one is safe to dream what they want to dream or love who they want to love… until the movement begins.
So, with that being said, here is another exciting announcement, I will be releasing my new novel “The Price of Fabulous” on 04/06/2017 to mark my sister’s birthday in honour of her giving the book it the amazing title.
“The story you are about to witness is not a happy one. It’s more of a struggle, really. It’s a journey into womanhood but the path we were forced upon isn’t pretty. I’m Kayla Charis, by the way, and this is the story of me and my younger sister, Georgia and how we became who we are.
Mum was a good woman but her infatuations with men were the problem. They were the monsters we feared in the dark. Nothing was coming out of our wardrobes or from under our beds to scare us in the night. They came from the next room whenever they pleased.
Mum was married to her job but she had many sordid affairs with less than worthy gentlemen. It was these men that were responsible for this story. They do not deserve a thank you.”
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So since October has now passed and we are now getting into November I thought I’d share my thoughts on films I went to the cinema to see over last month (especially since Film Studies at A-Level seemed to turn me into a bit of a critic, thanks so much, Jodie).
- Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
This was a film that I was extremely excited for. I’m a huge Asa Butterfield fan and anyone who says they don’t love every film made by Tim Burton is either insane or a liar.
The film is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and is about a boy named Jacob who discovers clues to a secret that his grandfather tried to keep from him until his death. Upon trying to discover what his grandfather wanted him to know, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, his grandfather’s best kept secret. The trouble is that the children are under attack by monsters that wish to steal their eyes but the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
I had high expectations for this film before going to see it and I certainly wasn’t disappointed with what I saw. There were so many twists and turns in the plot but it wasn’t hard to follow, that tends to be rare in films like that. I usually get lost. I really enjoyed it though and would highly recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet.
This was a spontaneous decision but one of the best films I’ve ever seen on a whim. I love conspiracy theory things, even in books so this, as you can imagine, interested me greatly.
This film was based on the novel written by Dan Brown, one of my favourite conspiracy novel writers. The story is about a man called Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love his movies?) who wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia. He doesn’t know any of the events that put him there but when a police officer tries to assassinate him, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks to uncover the dark plot that is said to ‘save humanity’. Together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot to release the ‘Inferno’ virus into the world and kill billions of people in attempts to save lives because of an apparent impending population crisis.
This film was absolutely brilliant and would 100% see it again.
3. The Girl On The Train
This was a film that I simply didn’t like. This also comes down to personal reasons that effected the way I read the film as well as the terrible story line and shoddy attempt at a title. Obviously, I didn’t plan on seeing this film either but regardless I expected a better film than what I got.
This was yet another film based on a novel, this one was by Paula Hawkins. The story is about a divorcee, called Rachel who just can’t seem to let go of her past as she resorts t drinking to make herself feel better after her husband laft her for a woman that could give him a baby. She somehow becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life as she discovers the violent truth about her previous partner and how he took advantage of the blackouts she had from her drinking problem to convince her that she was the danger. Rachel puts all the pieces together to discover that her ex-husband is a murderer and tries to save his new wife and baby from him.
This adaption of The Girl On The Trian was so poorly done that I had no emotions for any of the characters involved. I felt very detatched from the story and I don’t think that that is what should happen within the whole “cinema experience”. The personal reason behind my dislike of the film was because it shows a woman being left because she can’t have children which is a huge fear of mine and upon that reveal, I felt uncomfortable for the rest of the film.
4. Doctor Strange
Of course, I was going to see this! I had to! I love Marvel… but much like every Marvel film, although they are good films they are always made out to be better than what they actually are.
Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” follows the story of the neurosurgeon, Doctor Stephen Strange who looses the proper function of his hand in a car accident. He must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions in order to heal himself physically using his spirit or find his new place in the world. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as gaurd the real world and what lies beyond, utilising a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the dark forces that lie beyond.
I loved it! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love Benedict Cumberbatch?!
I did initially expect more from it but I always do with Marvel films because they always get made out to be better than what they are. I’d still recomend it though!
Remember that one kid in English class who loved every assignment that had creative writing or article writing in the description? That kid was me.
I was taught to read and write stories by my Grandmother and Auntie Ada around the age of four and from then on nothing could stop me. It was my favorite hobby and I dreamed of becoming a writer as big a Jaqueline Wilson one day. I admire her and Rosemary-Clement Moore more than anyone in the world. Yes, that is strange for a child to admire writers but I did anyway.
I used to write short stories a lot. My Auntie would come over everytime there was a new one, just to read it. She kept them all.
I began writing longer pieces and eventually novels when I started Kepier School. Unfortunately, my Auntie Ada passed away on the 11th February 2009 which meant she never got to see them.
My writing slowed down after her death, due to the fact that I didn’t think there was any point in continuing after that.
But… I remembered a promise I made to her whenever I wrote a story that she thought was great….
“When you make it as a writer, you need to promise me and your Grandma that you won’t forget about us” – Ada Orrell
Of course, I would have never of forgotten about them.
In 2010 and 2011 I completed NaNoWriMo and where am I now?
It’s coming to the end of 2016 and I’ve got my novel Children Of The Movement released after I signed a publishing contract.
I am currently working on my new novel which will be released next year and I’m doing a number of rewrites of my old work.
I’m also studying Journalism at Birmingham City University so even my future career will include a lot of writing.
I still have my Grandmother’s support and after Ada died she took possession of all my little stories.
I can’t wait to write more!
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