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

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

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