Art for the Day.

#Good Friday This is from my Instagram account. I’ve always loved art and always bemoaned ‘I can’t draw’. This self-fufilling prophecy has worked for all of the years following a drawing I did of a Police motorcycle in Primary School, aged about seven! During this latest lockdown I determined to ‘give’ art a go againContinue reading “Art for the Day.”

Paula Scher: Graphic Designer

My creative tv programme for the day is from Netflix – Abstract, The Art of Design. You will quickly realise, as I did, that you are far more familiar with Scher’s work than her name. The episode is a subtle masterclass in how to design and create a unified theme which can be used toContinue reading “Paula Scher: Graphic Designer”

Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft

Ken Miyamoto discusses a character’s Internal ARC (Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment) using the feature film FIRST BLOOD as an example. Source: Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft Great examples – not just from First Blood – in this article to show you how to develop your character along with your plot inContinue reading “Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft”

What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?

A study, led by Harvard, claims that an average ‘knowledge’ worker works in a state of distraction for 47% of their time. Flip this around. By being more focused they could accomplish the same amount of work in half the time. Or potentially double their output. Just because we are ‘creatives’ it doesn’t mean weContinue reading “What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?”

Tips for Screenwriters from a Professional Story Analyst – Coverfly

Tips for Screenwriters from a Professional Story Analyst – Coverfly — Read on http://www.coverfly.com/tips-for-writers-from-a-professional-story-analyst/ Great pointers from story analyst , Micah Goldman. ‘Your voice is the soul of the screenplay.’ So what is your voice and how can you show that on the screen or the page?

Looking towards the Dark Side of the Moon.

When Apollo 9 landed on the moon it was hailed a momentous step forward in the achievements of mankind. After a total of 6 landing missions, mankind gave up wondering or bothering with the shiny bit of the moon, which we can all see from our bedroom windows on a clear night. They did, however,Continue reading “Looking towards the Dark Side of the Moon.”

Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2

Last week I shared some takeaways from the first session of Chase Jarvis’ Creative Calling Bookclub – if you missed it then click here! Week 2 was about focusing on the I. I – Imagine what you want D – Design a system to do it E – execute the plan A – Amplify SoContinue reading “Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.2”

Embracing the Void.

This is another post from the Archive. I’ve hit a point in my current working project where I’ve had to take stock of what is there and what isn’t there in the story so far. This post came to mind as a guide for me as I am reviewing the almost 80,000 words I’ve alreadyContinue reading “Embracing the Void.”

Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1

You know who Chase Jarvis is right? You’ve heard of CreativeLive? No? Then hit the links before reading any further. It’s okay. I’ll wait for you. Sorted? Great! Now we all are familiar with Chase and his amazing team in CreativeLive, then let’s get into his book Creative Calling. This book is his blueprint andContinue reading “Chase Jarvis – Creative Calling – Pt.1”

From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

Audi Version on HerbieWriter.Podbean.com Another previous post, which seemed right to put out again after the last one on Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451. This post concentrates on the writing of the original story from which the book developed. Okay, so Ray Bradbury didn’t say directly to ‘write like the Mechanical Hound is after you’,Continue reading “From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!”