On the destructive myth of a writer’s ‘voice’, and what ‘finding your voice’ actually means.
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 … Continue reading Advice To New And Emerging Screenwriters (And Script Editors)
If writing is re-writing, scriptwriting is script editing. And one of the most basic tools of script editing is the One Liner, which focuses you on POS (point of scene). … Continue reading What’s The Point (Of Scene)? How The One Liner Changed How I See Stories
About a year ago, I came across a group called NYC Midnight that run a slate of online writing competitions. I’m usually pretty suspicious of these sorts of things, and … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Recommend The NYC Midnight Writing Challenges
I came across this fantastic podcast the other day via Tin House and featuring writer Ann Hood who shares her ten rules on how to write a ‘kick-ass’ essay. It is excellent and … Continue reading Ann Hood’s Top Ten Tips On How To Write A Kick-Ass Essay
In which I say, try it all at least once, no matter what anyone says, and go with what works right now. I remember being a kid … Continue reading Finding Your Process (Is Hard)
In which I discover ‘The I.T. Crowd’ properly and also discover Graham Linehan’s awesome approach to writing sitcoms. I clearly have been living under a rock for some … Continue reading Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?