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 #34

I’ve just got back from a weekend of throwing myself off cliffs and down mineshafts. Not because my writing week was that bad, but simply for the fun of it (I hasten to add at this point that it was controlled fun the whole time – only leap from things under the guidance of fully … Continue reading The Writing Journal #34

The Writing Journal #31

A very interesting script crossed my desk this week, which provided a fascinating reminder to me of the importance of an active protagonist in a story. So fascinating, in fact, that I thought it a reminder worth sharing (although, of course, with the details removed for the sake of privacy). The first half of this … Continue reading The Writing Journal #31

The Writing Journal #29

What a weekend it’s been for 21st Century pop culture! Avengers Endgame has brought ten years and 21 films of planning, plotting and story-telling to an epic and magnificent conclusion (along with a “decent” $1.2billion at the global box office in 5 days…), whilst the Battle of Winterfell in Game of Thrones continued to redefine … Continue reading The Writing Journal #29

The Writing Journal #28

Happy Easter to everyone celebrating it this weekend. For me personally it’s been a great weekend of unwinding and relaxing in the glorious sunshine we’ve been enjoying. In fact, I’m so keen to get back out into the sunshine again before it inevitably disappears until August, that this is going to be a very short … Continue reading The Writing Journal #28

The Writing Journal #26

It’s going to be a quick visit to the Writing Journal this week. Partly because all of the projects are still in their early days and there’s not much to say about them right now. Partly because each of the projects needs a heck of a lot more work if they’re going to get anywhere … Continue reading The Writing Journal #26

The Writing Journal #23

The Birthday Bandwagon rolled through town this past week, bringing with it presents aplenty, delicious cake, and a brand-new buddy for my writing desk… It was great to be able to switch off from work and spend some quality time with my really rather wonderful friends and family. It can sometimes be quite difficult to … Continue reading The Writing Journal #23