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Day 443 – Embracing the Void.

I’ve just read a great article by Gwenna Laithland advising writers to use ‘white noise’. Basically, white noise is the void – the bits you leave out which the reader then projects their own thoughts and imagination onto. Laithland uses the example of a Harry Potter stage show casting Hermione Grainger with a black actress. […]

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Beginning On Episode Four.

The advent of Catch-up and Box-Sets, has removed one of life’s most frustrating pleasures. Missing the first couple of episodes of a tv series which suddenly becomes unmissable. You didn’t watch those first couple of episodes because you have more important things to do in life than tv, or the trailer didn’t look very good, […]

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Meeting With Your Characters.

I mean a literal meeting with your characters. You know, sat on chairs around a table, kind of meeting. I’ve spent most of the┬áday involved in those kind of meetings and at some point, when I am certain I was supposed to be paying close attention, I thought about writers having meetings. Not with their […]