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Day 17 #Marchofthewriter

Fav classics.

Everyone has their fav books that will stay with them forever. For some reason, they become the only books that are in hardback or paperback and have pride of place on my books shelf.

Here are my top five in no particular order

S.E Hinton and her rebel YA dramas, such as the classic, The Outsiders will always have a place in my heart it was her book, The Outsiders in particular, that made me want to write my own story and become an author.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09PNW8851

It was these next three collections of fantasy books that had me binging on Fantasy PNR . And writing my own YA fantasy PNR, Illlusional Reality.

You may have heard of the film and TV series The Mortal Instruments. But I bet you never heard of ClockWork Angel, ClockWork Prince snd Clockwork Princess. Absolutely amazing books.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CF47CT

Only one book was turned into a movie and it starred Nicole Kidman. But it flopped so they never made the other two. These books stretched my imagination thought to the limits. Now it’s a major UK tv show and I’m hoping they stayed close to the original book, as the storyline is epic.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074CFV9TZ

Judge me all you like I thought the books were fabulous. Amazin world being and characters. Kudos for that JK.

Day 12 #MarchoftheWriter

Filmspiration

Ooooh, this is a good one.

Tolkien’s, Lord of the Rings, inspired me to write my YA fantasy duology, Illusional Reality.
However, you will not find elves, trolls, hobbits, dragons or wizards in my books. They are unique in name and character no stereotyping for me.

Did you know I was one of the managers of the UK Lord Of The Rings fansite?
I knew everything you needed to know about the books and films. And I can tell you that even though LOTR is the best movie EVER made, the fans were not happy. They believed that essential scenes were left on the cutting floor or never even filmed. Me, I was happy with how much they could fit into the movies.


The OUTSIDERS by S.E.Hinton was the reason I became an author. It was the film ( and book) that inspired me to write my own novel. In Times of Violence. I had a story to tell and I wanted to get my novel on the reading curriculum at schools. (That never happened) but my book, which was once my bestseller, was the one that started it all.


The film stared the brat pack, Emilio Estevez, Rob Low, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dylan and the rest of the greasers. Many of those actors played the next main roles, in her other book-based films, like Rumble Fish and Tex and That was Then This is Now.


You have heard me mention his name once or twice in these #MarchoftheWriter blogs.
Yes, it is my man Mr Quentin Tarantino. I must have watched every film he directed ( and acted in) but it was the film Death Proof, that inspired me to write Lawless Justice.

So they are just a few films that I have admired, loved and helped me as an author.
Special mention to West Side Story, Basketball Diaries, Drugstore Cowboy, Wild Ones, The Godfather trilogy, Goodfellows and Romeo & Juliet.