A mixed week in my screenwriting journey, but first a story from my murky, troubled past. I don’t believe I have gone public with this story before… I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the bone chilling fear and the adrenaline rush as my human survival system kicked in. The room was dark.Continue reading “My first competition placing! (And some Channel 4 disappointment)”
Apologies for the click-baity title. I’ve read an article about how placing a number at the start of your blog title vastly improves clicks. It lets the reader know how much of their time they’ll need to invest. I almost went peak click-bait with ‘You won’t believe what Todd from Neighbours looks like now!!’ ,Continue reading “7 brilliant tips from script readers”
A few years ago, when I was a personal trainer, I had a free-spirited, open minded, bohemian client called Clare. One day, she signed up for a week long ‘Silence Retreat’ in some woods near Colchester. The entire week she was away I battled the urge to send her a text message with no words,Continue reading “Writers Block”
‘Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own Government.’ That’s Thomas Jefferson. It’s a nice, inarguable idea. You cannot trust an ignorant population with a democracy. Or, to rephrase it slightly: If you wanna have a democracy, you MUST make sure everyone is educated, and the children of poorer peopleContinue reading “Is social media killing democracy? (And a trip to the Rhondda)”
This week, an important moment in my development as a writer. A moment I have been waiting for since I tapped out the opening slug line of my first script last year. It may prove to be a huge turning point in my career. I’ve had my very first savaging. Receiving professional script coverage reportsContinue reading “A Beautifully Constructed Savaging”
I started screenwriting just under a year ago… Actually scratch that. I started ‘aspiring screenwriting’ just under a year ago. Despite having five spec scripts under my belt, I still can’t tell friends that I am ‘screenwriting’ because, thus far, I haven’t even been shortlisted in a competition (though I have only entered one), letContinue reading “Fraud”
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