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    Cogrill's Mill Movie
    An energetic and witty ride through life and love in the countryside. George Cogrill is troubled. He has been made to give half of his inheritance, which includes his beloved Water Mill, to Vicky Gloam, a gorgeous female photographer. He finds...
    An energetic and witty ride through life and love in the countryside. George Cogrill is troubled. He has been made to give half of his inheritance, which includes his beloved Water Mill, to Vicky Gloam, a gorgeous female photographer. He finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to her but there are dark forces at work determined to wrench the mill from his grasp and threaten his very existence. This is a humorous tale of treachery and intrigue, featuring romance and murder. Beautiful women, scheming villains, a dog that inherits a fortune and a cat that does not exist, all combine to ensure that his life will never be the same again.
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    Magic Bullet
    The quest for a magic bullet is to find a drug which can cure disease and do no harm. Microbiologist Adam Knight finds that the new antibiotic, Floracillin, he has discovered can cause cancer. He falls in love with a young talented singer, the...
    The quest for a magic bullet is to find a drug which can cure disease and do no harm. Microbiologist Adam Knight finds that the new antibiotic, Floracillin, he has discovered can cause cancer. He falls in love with a young talented singer, the daughter of the head of a pharmaceutical company who wants to acquire the commercial rights to Floracillin.
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  • Putting emotion into Fiction

    A good way to grab readers' attention is to tap into their emotions. One way is to include humour in a narrative, even if you do not set out to write a funny story. I have written two humorous novels under the...
    Putting emotion into Fiction

    A good way to grab readers' attention is to tap into their emotions. One way is to include humour in a narrative, even if you do not set out to write a funny story. I have written two humorous novels under the penname, Jack Lindsey and hope those that read them found them entertaining.

    I have also written two thrillers under the pennames of Luke Johnson and Keith Jahans (my real name). By using these names I could distinguish between my comic writing and these last two novels. But there was a great temptation to insert a little humour into even these, which I did sparingly as I think, in the instances where I used it, it served to flesh out some of the characters and to relieve tension to give the reader a chance to draw breath. This device is used by some truly great writers and arguably the greatest writer of all, Shakespeare, used humour in his tragedies (The grave diggers in Hamlet and the porter in Macbeth).

    Making a reader cry is the hardest emotion to evoke. I have experienced this when watching movies directed by expert storytellers. I was moved to tears by the impending possible death of Spielberg's character ET who was not and did not even look human and did not in the end die. But I have rarely experienced this emotion when reading novels. But perhaps this is just me.

    A few of my readers have contacted me to say that they were upset about the death of two characters in my first novel, Cogrill's Mill. But I think this may be because they thought that I had wasted further comic potential of characters they had grown to identify with rather than morning their loss. This was a surprise in what I had planned to be a comedy and not a tragedy. But I suppose this only serves to show that a writer can forget that comedy often turns out to be tragic.
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