I was writing something the other day that involved a red squirrel, an Eccles cake and a half-transformed mutant, when a thought crossed my obviously disturbed mind. Are Squirrels capable of snobbery?
So far I’ve talked a lot about the writing and the plot and how this book is developing. But let’s leave all that behind, for today, and concentrate on characters… Or, to be more specific, how bad I am at drawing them.
There is a question that get’s banded around a lot: ‘What’s the best song of all time?’ Now that is an impossible question to answer for a number of reasons. Firstly, chief amongst these reasons is that nobody can ever listen to every song ever written, no matter how hard they tried, because it would take longer than most of the population of the planet have left to live. Secondly, you can’t do it anyway and there’s a good reason for this. In statistical terms we only have access to a small percentage of those songs.
During the course of the British History Challenge I began to develop a hypothesis concerning the accuracy of British history on film. It centred on the principal that Braveheart caused much of the widespread inaccuracies that we see in history films today. After much deliberation and collaboration and interpretation, I can finally reveal the results of my experiment.