A 12-step program for angry fans

  1. You do not have to watch the new adaptation if you do not want to.
  2. Books and TV are very different mediums.
  3. Internal monologue is impossible to film.
  4. Unless you use a voice over with nothing happening on screen… And you don’t need to be an expert on screenwriting to…

Creating beautiful things is the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted. Writing poetry that moves people. Writing novels that tell thrilling tales. Painting a masterpiece. It’s like trying to hit a target you can’t see. It can’t even be defined as such until after the fact. Often the artists making masterpieces…

She didn’t change the monarchy but she did change celebrity

People have short memories.

Painfully short, in fact. Unbelievably short. The news cycle may be brutal for those in it, but at least it’s short.

There’s no single celebrity that epitomises this more than the late Diana, Princess of Wales. I was seven when Princess Diana died. Most British adults…

What wisdom theology still holds for the un-religious

I initially started spending time in churches during my lunchbreaks to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Churches are a great place to think in quiet when the weather outside is too inclement to sit on a park bench and, unlike a café, I don’t have to buy…

Why the press regulator should create new guidelines similar to those used when covering suicides

The Editors’ Code of Practice Committee should consider laying down stricter guidelines on how journalists cover domestic abuse. These should be similar to the current Clause 5 of the Editors’ Code that stipulates responsible reporting of suicide in order to prevent copycat deaths.

The research of Lundy Bancroft, a psychologist…

Don’t ‘Lean In’ too far…

Sorry fellow colleagues, but I’m that girl. The girl who gets to work at 8:59am and leaves at 5:01pm. Yes, that girl. The girl who doesn’t start new work if it’s going to take her past the 5pm clock-off time. Yep! That’s me.

The truth is, and I’m embarrassed to…

In all its live-action glory…

Disney added colour to my childhood in so many ways. I listened to my cassette soundtrack of ‘Pocahontas’ so much it broke. I still listen to it on YouTube now. I used to pine for October when the next Disney feature was scheduled to come out. As an adult, I…

An event to mark the increasing loss of religious freedom as Christian groups fear the issue will be drowned-out by Brexit

On the 27th November 2019, advocates for religious freedom took part in an event known as Red Wednesday all over the UK.

Organised by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), this year’s Red Wednesday, an…

Restaurant Review

Given what I’d already heard about this place, I was surprised when I did finally visit to find Bar Douro so diminutive in size. Part of Southwark’s cuisine renaissance, Bar Douro is a smart little eatery tucked neatly under a railway arch near London Bridge station. Its décor suggests that…

Sayde Scarlett

Author and poet by day; artist by night. Loves to tell stories and create art; loves to talk about stories and creating art.

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