Pinch, punch, first of the month! Somehow, we’ve managed to crash into October 2018 already. Before we know it, “The Big C” will be upon us with all its tinselly delights (85 days, if you’re already counting…). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly. Let’s take in the week that was and see … Continue reading The Writing Journal #3
On last week’s blog, I wrote about deadlines and the focus they can bring to your writing through something I like to call “good pressure” (even if it doesn’t always feel “good” at the time!). To that end, I started The Writing Journal to see if I could recreate that “good pressure” with self-imposed deadlines … Continue reading The Writing Journal #2
It’s ten years since I started my first year of university. It’s a terrifying thought that makes me weep gently inside as to where that time has gone. Of the many thoughts and memories that this fact has generated over the past few days, there is one that stuck with me and seems particularly pertinent … Continue reading Writer’s Journal #1
The heatwave is well and truly over. The nights are beginning to draw in. Summer is at an end. But never fear because September is here and that can be just as exciting! I’ve always found September to be a time for fresh starts. Probably because I’m still a big kid and mentally slip into … Continue reading Back to School. Back to Work. Back to Writing!
Happy National Screenwriters Day to all you courageous and pioneering screenwriters out there. The craft of writing a script is one that can make or break a production and is often the difference between a good film and an outstanding film. Whilst many people will talk about the great script in their head, it takes … Continue reading Happy National Screenwriters Day!
First of all, I would like to wish all of you reading this a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year whilst I still have a chance. I know it’s unusual to wish such things on 3rd January but I decided to take a step back from work this festive period and allow myself some … Continue reading A Belated New Year’s Message…
As December rolls around again, ’tis the season to feel festive and count down the days until Christmas! In a trend that seems to be sweeping the nation, advent calendars can apparently give away anything this year, from sweet little pictures of baby donkeys to gin. So here at Script & Polish, we’ve decided to … Continue reading Let the countdown begin!
Ok, you may be wondering why any sane person would be cooking on the edge of a volcano. It seems pretty daft and there are certainly easier ways to fry your eggs (not a euphemism). Fact is though, that’s the only way I can truly sum up how it felt for me to take the … Continue reading Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The…Volcano?
Has Halloween given you that extra inspirational kick to finish your latest horror screenplay? To celebrate this frightening festival, we’re giving away a free script report for any horror scripts submitted by 5pm on the 1st November 2017. To request your free horror script report today, visit the contact section of the website and use … Continue reading Halloween Script Report Giveaway
It seems you can barely go a day at the moment without a new revelation about Harvey Weinstein and the awful abuse of his power within Hollywood. Sexual harassment, no matter how it manifests is disgusting and has no place in any walks of life. It is sad to think that point still needs to … Continue reading Fear and Intimidation in Hollywood and Beyond…