Posts made in March, 2016

What makes a good thriller?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in News | 0 comments

1)  Characters we care about. There has been a recent trend to create extreme characters of varying degrees of psychopathology: Lizbeth Salander– Girl with the Dragon tattoo – Vanessa Michael Munro – from Taylor Stevens The Informationist and The Innocent – a multi-lingual, knife wielding, self-medicating psychopathic murderer with a cause. Jack Reacher with his attachment issues We afford them the status of our heroes, we want them to lead exciting lives, but we demand pain… we often like to see them confront and deal with some sort of internal struggle – Salander with her anti-social feelings conflicting with her liking of Numquist sexual and or non sexual...

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Many people dream about leaving corporate life. Here’s how I did it and the lessons I learned in the process.

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in News | 0 comments

When I first stepped into the hallowed streets of the City of London as a callow 21 year old PPE graduate fresh out of Oxford, I only ever intended to stay for a few years. From when I was a little girl, I had always wanted to be a writer. Corporate life was a means to that end. In the City, I had two objectives: a) to make as much money as I could legally in as short space of time as possible, and b) to prove a point to myself and whoever I fancied might be watching. The City lured you in with the promise of money but it had another USP that appealed to my young and foolish ego: it prided itself on its hair-cloth-shirt toughness, insinuating that you had to be...

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Scientist fears CIA is attempting to weaponise weather

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What if you could control the weather?   It’s a question that has exercised mankind for millennia.   Now evidence has emerged that the US Intelligence community is funding climate research in what a leading climate scientist fears is a step towards controlling and weaponizing weather. Professor Alan Robock, a climate scientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has revealed in a recent conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San José how three years ago he received a telephone call from two men who claimed to be working for the CIA.  Apparently they said: “we are working for the CIA and would like to know if some other country was...

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