Music as a Pavlovian Starting Gun

I’ve written before about my writing routine (10 years ago, Jesus!), which hasn’t change that much to be fair. I wanted to highlight how I use certain albums or playlists as a soundtrack and listen to it EVERYTIME I’m writing and contributing to that particular piece of work, so much that it becomes ingrained and

Getting and Receiving Script Notes

You’ve written a screenplay, now what? You need some feedback. You’ve been locked inside your own mind trying to piece this thing together, linking plot lines, character arcs, hitting all those hero journey points (the ones you miss are to ensure your underground, indie hit breaks a few rules), wondering whether you’ve written a 3,

‘Hate’ as Inspiration

If you’re a writer, why did you start writing? Was it always an innate need? Were you inspired by the brilliance of others? Was one creative pursuit given up to try out writing? Or did you read a book and thought, ‘How the fuck in God’s name did anyone publish that bullshit?‘ I think I’m

The Message – Logline

I’ve recently finished the latest (3rd) draft of THE MESSAGE, my WWII escape feature film script, and have sent it off to 3 readers for feedback. I have a self-imposed deadline of the beginning of April to get the next draft completed so I can go to the London Screenwriters Festival with a completed script

Website Redesign

In between drafts of ‘The Message’, with nothing else to write, I decided to redesign my website as it’s about 10 years old and looks it. I stuck with WordPress but decided against designing one from the ground up and go with a theme. After a lot of research I went with ‘Deppo‘ from ‘Theme

A Proposed Rejection Scale

I’m not sure what this says about the current point of my ‘writing journey’ but here’s a post about how rejections could be made easier for the rejector and more meaningful for the rejectee. I got another rejection last week for ‘Blindsided‘, fine, but the rejection email itself was the usual bland, unhelpful, thanks-but-no-thanks. And I

Book Bloggers! Differentiate & diversify your reviews to help shape the future of publishing

If it looks like a traditionally published book, is formatted like a traditionally published book and reads like a traditionally published book, then why not treat it like a traditionally published book? I’ve had this post on my mind for a month or so and then bumped into this (excellent) post – It Isn’t (Always) Personal: a Bloggers