Posted on December 27, 2019 Leave a Comment
Jodie Whittaker’s first series as the titular character in the BBC’s Doctor Who is finally over. Actually it was over almost two weeks ago but I had to do 6 Six Word Stories for the 6th last Sunday so you’re getting the review this Sunday instead. Lap it up.
Posted on December 8, 2019 Leave a Comment
I’ve selected a random assortment of TV programs and reviewed them all in just a few short sentences.
Posted on December 1, 2019 Leave a Comment
Seeing no alternative… I swallowed my pride and began writing my first draft on Google Docs, starting with the browser version.
Posted on November 28, 2019 Leave a Comment
So, here we have it: my full scale review of The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson; the second book in the high fantasy Mistborn series.
Posted on November 17, 2019 2 Comments
The last episode of the last ever series of Doc Martin aired on Wednesday past. And so it seems only fitting that I do a little review of the final series of a show which has been with us now for fifteen years.
Posted on November 14, 2019 Leave a Comment
A few days ago someone very kindly (but not entirely accurately) referred to Penstricken as a ‘writing tips blog’ when really I intended this site to be for both story writers and their audiences. So, I decided it was time to write a post for those of you who have put up with me rambling about writing week in and week out when all you really want is a book recommendation. And since I have recently finished The Malice, it seemed a logical choice to review it on this week’s post.
Naturally I will try to give a fair, balanced and critical review but you know…
The Vagrant trilogy is arguably the best sci-fi/fantasy series I’ve come across in a long time! It has made me believe in sci-fi/fantasy trilogies again! I wish the third book would just hurry up and COME OUT already!
… and relax.
Posted on October 20, 2019 1 Comment
It’s a great show to sit down and lose yourself in. It’s funny, endearing, with enough drama to keep you engrossed without adversely affecting your blood pressure.
Posted on October 10, 2019 Leave a Comment
Typewriter – Minimal Text Editor is a very simple ASCII text editor which runs on Java (and thus, will run on just about any computer) and includes absolutely zero editing functionality.
Posted on September 29, 2019 Leave a Comment
These reviews reflect nothing but my own personal opinions and impressions, reduced, flattened and shrink-rayed into a few short sentences. The books I have selected have nothing in common, save the fact that they are all fictional stories for very young children.
Posted on September 22, 2019 1 Comment
SPOILER ALERT Anyone who has not seen season 1 of the CBC TV show, Kim’s Convenience (season 1) is hereby advised that this post may contain a few unavoidable spoilers. Every now and again, you’ll be perusing Netflix looking for a new show to watch, unsure as to what you’re looking for and feeling frankly […]