Writing

So You’ve Finished NaNoWriMo?

If the headline really does apply to you, let me start off by saying… Congratulations! That was a mighty deed! I’ll get right back to

Web Apps for Writers 2020

Web Browsers

I previously wrote a listicle of Mobile Apps for Writers, aimed at the writer on the go. But after seven months of lockdown and WFH,

Alan Moore on Screenwriting

Alan Moore

Alan Moore, genius, writer and wizard is in the news again. What he wanted to talk about was his new movie, The Show, starring Tom

The Rise of the Newsletter

They say all you need to be a writer, is to write. They say, if you write every day, you’re a writer. They say that

Case Study: The Cost of Blogging

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There are a great many great reasons to have your own website/blog, and a great many providers able to offer you a simple templated solution

Mobile Apps for Writers 2019

These days many writers rely on their mobile devices, their phones and tablets, rather than (or in addition to) more analogue stationary. Anything to get

Story of a Script: Bird Box

Bird Box

Bird Box was written by Eric Heisserer, based on the book of the same title by Josh Malerman. While Eric’s previous adaptation, Arrival was a

Screenwriting Back to Basics

Go Into The Story

Some time back, Scott Myers of Go Into The Story posted up a series of articles on the fundamentals of script writing. They were useful but I

Gonzo Blogging

Gonzo Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

There was some discussion on Twitter the other day, about how a blog differed from a journal; that many blogs were in fact mere journals,

Story of a Script: Arrival

Arrival Whiteboard Human Amy Adams

Story of Your Life is a science fiction novella by American writer Ted Chiang, first published in Starlight 2 in 1998, and in 2002 in

Project Carnaby – Loglines

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Chances are if you see a screenwriter crying and/or banging their head against the desk, possibly whilst wailing about the injustice of the world, it’s

Recovering Corrupted Final Draft Files

Final Draft 10

Considering how often I’ve heard reports of Final Draft crashing or corrupting files, it’s astonishing to me that people still recommend it. Sure, it had