Why you CAN write a script …

Why you CAN write a script …

Have you – I bet you have – watched something on tv, or in the cinema, and thought ‘I could do better than that’? Or at least ‘I could have a go at that!’ Of course you have – and that’s not a criticism of what’s out there, because there’s some...
Beginnings

Beginnings

I love this quote from Stephen King, whose thoughts on writing always strike a chord with me. Taking that first step is really intimidating sometimes. And opening lines are so important, we’re always – quite correctly – told. Here’s what he...
A Room of One’s Own?

A Room of One’s Own?

Do you need a dedicated writing space?   Where do you get most productive? Is it in a library, wrapped in silence and inhaling the quiet dedication of everyone else who looks far more committed and studious than you are? Or do you have Virginia Woolf’s...
In Celebration of Bridget Jones

In Celebration of Bridget Jones

This blog post is only very loosely script or film-related! But it felt like something I needed and wanted to talk about. Shock, horror! Fictional character obsessed with booze, fags and getting a boyfriend makes it onto the list of the seven most influential women of...