This month I’ve been watching Granada’s “Sherlock Holmes” television series from the 1980s starring Jeremy Brett.
While I’ve enjoyed numerous different screen adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery stories (including Cumberbatch’s modern spin on the detective), I love how this series seems to bring the stories to life exactly as Doyle envisioned them, including his Victorian England. Jeremy Brett is absolutely fantastic as Holmes, portraying him to the letter.
Here’s a clip from one of the episodes (you can find many of the episodes on YouTube).
I also love how this show makes me want to dive back into the Holmes books all over again (I read them long ago when I was a little kid). Stay tuned! I might be typing up a blog post soon filled with writing techniques gleaned from Doyle’s stories.
But, today, I have an interesting find to share with you.
While reading about Doyle and the Holmes stories online, I stumbled across a short article by Doyle titled “How I Write My Books”. The article first appeared in The Strand Magazine in 1924.
It’s always fascinating to get a peek at the writing process of a famous author.
Here are my top three takeaways:[Read more…]