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

2019 TV Highlights: Fleabag

I started writing this post back in October, knowing that I’d be unlikely to have time to write about more than one favourite TV show

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

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

The Problem With Twitter Threads

It’s about 18 months now since Twitter introduced Threads, a way of linking tweets together to form a coherent and conjoined narrative. Not so much

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

Creative Goals 2019

Bend it like Beckham

Where would we be without goals? Now, some might argue we’d be better balanced and less stressed if we were more focussed on the journey

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,

Dates for your diary – December 2018

calendar

Rather than re-publishing dates of contests, festivals, and opportunities every few months, I’ve instead gone for a big annual page for 2019. I’ll then use

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