Thousands of new feature films are produced ever year, with India’s Bollywood leading the way with well over a 1200 glittering cinematic spectaculars released annually. Add to that the vast amount of independent and short films created and, by some estimates, you reach an astounding 50 000. But how many actually made a difference to […]
Joel Willans’ prize-winning short stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and published in dozens of magazines and anthologies worldwide. His debut short story collection, SPELLBOUND: Stories of Women’s Magic over Men, was published by Route in December 2012. A history graduate, he’s fascinated by revolution and radicalism as well as history’s great creatives.
Entries by JPW
Publishers sometimes say that getting someone to pick up a novel is half the battle won. But once that book is held in the palm of a potential reader’s hand, it’s up to the first line to grab their attention and never let it go. Arguably, (other than maybe the closing line), there’s no sentence […]
Ah, the short story: the icing on our literary cake! We love short fiction – we read it and write it, we buy it in bulk and try to entice everybody else to get on board the short story train. Think about it: a fraction of the length of a novel but with all the […]