10 things I learned from the movies – and TV

We’ve all learned from the movies. Films and TV shows are a faithful reproduction of real life, aren’t they?

After a year or more locked away for our own safety, even more of what we know of reality has come from one screen or another.

So I thought it might be a good time to share ten important facts I’ve learned from the movies and TV in far too many years as an avid viewer.

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Read Catch-22 for free

We know that the Internet thrives on free information. As the saying goes, “Information wants to be free.” But I was still surprised by what I found when I began writing my book on free books on the Internet – Laughing in the Dark.

It turns out there are dozens of services where you can find free books. And I don’t just mean the kind of third-rate freebies that abound on Kindle.

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“If I should forget you…”

Talking to Leeds Literary Festival about the popularity of amnesia in stories and my amnesia-based psychological thriller “Room 15”

Charles Harris’ books

Out now in paperback and e-book, Room 15 is a psychological mystery thriller about a police detective who discovers he has amnesia and that someone is trying to kill him before he gets his memory back.
Gripping, compelling, fast-paced
Kathryn Riley

Noir thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass has received five star reviews, #1 bestseller on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for satire.

And has been nominated for two literary awards. Now in its second edition.

“A crime story that is both very topical and darkly funny…” Robert Parker

The Cupboard – seven unusual short stories, plus bonus novella The Procedure

“Had me gripped” – Lyn Moffett
“Unique and fascinating” – Brian Moyo
“Constantly surprising” – Spiros Kagadis

Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course 

Amazon bestseller that takes you through the process of writing and editing from before you start to after you finish.

Recommended reading on MA courses.

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV 

Filled with tips, tricks and industry information on pitching and selling screenplays for fiction and documentary, single dramas and series, also an Amazon best-seller.

Recommended on MA courses.

Police Slang by Charles Harris

Police Slang

What the police really say. Funny and revealing. A stocking filler for your favourite crime reader or writer (or criminal!)

 

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