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...
Returning to Childhood

Returning to Childhood

WRITING IS FUN … isn’t it?   Remembering why I write is hard sometimes. Remembering that I love it, and that it’s supposed to be fun – rather than hair-tearing and stressful, and often squeezed into a corner of the day rather than prioritised. Why is this so...
Magic in the City

Magic in the City

    My route home from work the other day took me along the Euston Road in London – one of the main arteries through the city, clogged with traffic, the sound of thundering lorries drowning out almost all possibility of thought. I decided to take the back...