The Writing Journal #42

“Writing a feature film is a marathon, not a sprint.” These are just some of the many useful words of advice my wonderful script development tutor gave me while I was at film school, and it is a message I have carried with me throughout the years since. They are a soothing, calming mantra during … Continue reading The Writing Journal #42

The Writing Journal #41

Holiday season may well be in full swing for some, but here at Stevenson Towers it has been a relentless few weeks across a number of work projects. The podcast and the novel have dominated most of my time, but there have also been the first tentative steps back towards film production starting to be … Continue reading The Writing Journal #41

The Writing Journal #40

It’s going to be a rather short entry into The Writing Journal this week, as there are a lot of other things making life very hectic at the moment. As some of you will hopefully be aware by now, last week saw the launch of my brand new Bookcast, “Poor Uncle Dave”, with the debut … Continue reading The Writing Journal #40

The Writing Journal #39

As the dulcet tones of Alice Cooper once sang, school’s out for summer! Big congratulations to all those youngsters and their pupils who now have a lovely six-week break to look forward to, and commiserations to the parents who have to find something to do with them (as well as their own kids). I’ve always … Continue reading The Writing Journal #39

The Writing Journal #37

Sometimes, writing sucks! You can sit for hours on end, days at a time, weeks into months, staring at the screen or into your hands, roaring with frustration as nothing seems to work. You can’t think what to write, or if you have the luxury of having ideas, they don’t make sense, or if they … Continue reading The Writing Journal #37

The Writing Journal #36

There it is. The party train rolls into July, and with a snap of the fingers, half of humanity…sorry, half of 2019 is done and dusted. It’s been a funny six months, with a lot of excitement and promise mixed with a lot of stalls and stutters. I was propelled into January off the back … Continue reading The Writing Journal #36