The Writing Journal #47

Wise people often say that practice makes perfect. Since I’ve always believed that there’s no such thing as perfect in screenwriting/filmmaking (despite Richard Curtis’ best efforts), it might be wiser to revise it down to the slightly less catchy “practice makes better” when referring to screenplays; something I discovered quite plainly in my own work … Continue reading The Writing Journal #47

The Writing Journal #46

It’s been fifty years since Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuted on British televisions, and to mark the occasion there was an evening of shows on the BBC, including a re-run of the very first episode from way back when. Monty Python and Messrs Cleese, Jones, Idle, Palin, Chapman and Gilliam have always been a massive … Continue reading The Writing Journal #46

The Writing Journal #45

Time flies when you’re having fun. Apparently, it also flies when you’re producing a podcast too, because somehow, we find ourselves in September with the summer holidays behind us and that back to school feeling in the air. It still feels, to me at least, like summer has only just begun, but that could well … Continue reading The Writing Journal #45

Poor Uncle Dave Goes Back to School

The summer holidays are drawing to a close, and so is Series 1 of Poor Uncle Dave. Looks like everyone is heading back to school… Poor Uncle Dave Goes Back to School is now available to stream and download via Spotify, ITunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio. It marks the 6th, and final, episode … Continue reading Poor Uncle Dave Goes Back to School

The Writing Journal #44

It’s going to be a short and sweet entry into the Writing Journal this week, as there’s lots to do and very little time to do it in! There’s a final podcast to edit together, ten hours of book edits to squeeze in, and some final summer hurrahs to be had. Izzy whizzy, let’s get … Continue reading The Writing Journal #44

Poor Uncle Dave Makes Dinner

What are you having for dinner this evening? Whatever you go for, I hope the preparation is less perilous than it is for Poor Uncle Dave… A brand-new episode of the Poor Uncle Dave BookCast – Poor Uncle Dave Makes Dinner – is now available to download and listen to. In this episode, Emma and … Continue reading Poor Uncle Dave Makes Dinner

The Writing Journal #43

This time last year I was living it up in Florida at both Disney World and Universal – my dream of a holiday in places that I absolutely adore. This summer, I’m riding a slightly different rollercoaster in producing a podcast; a relentless cycle of edits and promotion that has been a whole heap of … Continue reading The Writing Journal #43