Juggling projects, juggling murder, murdering projects. It’s been a pretty scattered time of late, but I’ve tried to pull together some different things I’ve been thinking a lot about this past month. Maybe there’s something here to interest you too? TELEVISION TELEVISION TELEVISION Ok, so I know everyone is watching inordinate amounts of television of […]
Mermen, shopping, eating, hauntings, dejection. Here’s some different things I’ve been thinking a lot about this past month. Maybe there’s something here to interest you too? IT CAME FROM THE DEEP BY MARIA LEWIS As much of a book hoarder as I am, I don’t think I’ve finished reading a whole book in months, let […]
I don’t post nearly enough. Let’s see how long I can last doing this, seriously the easiest, most straightforward thing I can commit to… Here’s some different things I’ve been thinking quite a lot about this past month in particular. Maybe there’s something here to interest you too. PLANTERINA – I came across Amanda Switzer […]
It’s felt like a very long year! While it started off a little slow, it ran up into a big and tiring finish. There’s been lots of great stuff going on professionally, loads of development work and a couple of wins too, with some Story Development funding from Screen Australia (the application for which is […]
I’ve spent a lot of time recently recommending a couple of fantastic resources to anyone and everyone I know in the middle of slogging it out on a screen story. The below two story lectures are fantastic for lots of reasons, but key to their impact is that they’re incredibly useful, craft-focused overviews for anyone […]
A few months ago, a friend tagged me in one of those ’10 day film challenge’ things on Facebook, where you’re meant to share a picture of your ten favourite films over ten days. They’re fun, but for people like me, a little daunting. I basically love film lists (and book lists, and art lists…), […]
A look back on my main writing achievements for 2018.
On the destructive myth of a writer’s ‘voice’, and what ‘finding your voice’ actually means.
The delightful Holly Lyons, screenwriting lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and maven behind script assessment service Screenwriting Scriptease, invited me along last week to a speed pitching session for her screenwriting students. Along with some fellow industry peeps, we lined ourselves up for an onslaught of pitches from emerging writers and filmmakers […]
You can click here to jump straight to the checklist! As writers, we’re told to think outside the box. We strive to look beyond genre conventions, to make interesting connections so our concepts feel ‘fresh’ and ‘unique’. We scout for intriguing ways into our stories, and look to develop characters with traits and motivations that […]
So, I write for television and I get paid for it. It literally pays my bills and keeps me fed. I don’t earn an outrageous living, far from it, but I earn enough to maintain independence and sanity. I don’t have to dig wells, sell shoes or wait tables* to keep myself afloat. AND I […]
It’s been an up-and-down month, I’m not feeling great and I have no idea what I have written below – I hope it makes sense! Here we go: WATCHING a lot of daggy game shows on telly – Pointless, Think Tank etc – and daggily cheering for the return of Hard Quiz. I am such […]