Deadline Insanity

Deadline Insanity

How crazy can a deadline send you? And yet, it’s the best way to push your work to the next level.   So, a deadline is the best incentive for serial procrastinators, isn’t it? You have to stop faffing, crack on, get your bum on the chair and JFDI, right?...
Vulnerability: Ouch

Vulnerability: Ouch

Warning: this post contains some raw honesty and some bad jokes. I have committed to the honesty, and the jokes are an attempt to cover it up. I hope they fail. We’re at that point in the term where my students suddenly run for the hills. Not because they can’t stand...
Three Ways to get into Scriptwriting

Three Ways to get into Scriptwriting

How do you get started? When everyone’s saying ‘Just Fucking Do It’ but you feel completely overwhelmed and panicky, and it’s just not that simple, what’s the first step? How did I write my first script? I was in that place, wanting desperately to write but feeling as...
Overwhelmed and In Search of My Mojo

Overwhelmed and In Search of My Mojo

Last week was a total wipeout for me. SO much work to catch up on after half-term, papers piled high all over my desk, a pinboard full of ideas lying neglected against the wall, and my sense of fury and resentment riding high …   I got overwhelmed and miserable,...