Share Your World 22nd October 2018

Name two books that have influenced you and share how. (Credit for this question goes to Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith. She asked for TEN books, in her challenge, so the SYW folks got off a bit easy..)

Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke.

Any of the Target novels could be selected but I have chosen this one because it tells the story effectively in the limited word count, embellished and extends the story on screen effectively for a book with additions such as the opening chapter which rather unusually opens the book with a pissed-up football supporter being mauled to death, and later a creative decision to bring a mention of a physical feature of a character. This may seem an odd thing but it means that annoying situation of a character being referred to by name in the prose when he appears in a scene told from the point of view from characters who know who he is yet.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Because it shows that you can write seriously and irreverently hand in hand and juggle between the absurdity and threat if a scene.
In your opinion, where is the line between art and not art?

It depends on the creative drive and construction of the piece in question.

Trivia for Halloween: What item is banned only during Halloween from 12am October 31st to 12pm November 1st in Hollywood California? (I know the answer, but I do not have any idea WHY)..c’mon…hazard a guess!

Is it that plastic confetti? Because it creates a mess which is difficult to clear up and has low biodegradable options

What is something that really annoys you but doesn’t bother most people?

Busybodies who have to moan about everything and anything and deliberately look for a flaw, or decide their opinion is fax.

Instead of our usual gratitude question, I’m posing this one for this week:

What or who in your life brings you the most joy?

My partner Heather and my Dogs

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4 thoughts on “Share Your World 22nd October 2018

  1. I’d forgotten “Hitchhiker..”. That book was a hall mark for many! Thanks for the reminder! And yes, it’s “Silly String” (I like the term plastic confetti) because it is so difficult to clean up and it takes paint off things. Good answers all! Thanks for sharing your world! Your family is lovely btw!

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