Art and Ideas.

Polish by birth, Max Weber moved to the US when he was ten years old and his family settle in Brooklyn. I loved this image for its title first – ‘Rush Hour’ (1915). The sense of movement and the buildings towering over your progress is wonderful. But I wonder what he would make of rushContinue reading “Art and Ideas.”

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.”

Three Wishes When You Are Stuck In The Middle.

Via Seth Godin. We all get stuck. And it’s not always in mud with some friends to get us out, as in the playground game. Normally, when we are in a creative ‘stuck’ there aren’t other people to ‘free’ us. If you have a group of other creatives around you who can do this, thenContinue reading “Three Wishes When You Are Stuck In The Middle.”

Lessons from Celine Sciamma’s Writing Process.

This talk by French Screenwriter and Film Maker, Celine Sciamma, has challenged me in two ways. It has challenged my already challenged mind regarding the received ‘this is the way you plot a story’. It has challenged me to think even more deeply about what the focus of my stories are. For Sciamma there isContinue reading “Lessons from Celine Sciamma’s Writing Process.”

To Know Your Story or To Not Know Your Story – That Is My Question?

Usually I would advise you to read this article before you continue with my thoughts, but not today. There is enough in Ken Miyamoto’s excellent article to keep you going for days! I’ve been researching movie/play scripts for a little while now. There are many ways in which novels and movies differ, but what IContinue reading “To Know Your Story or To Not Know Your Story – That Is My Question?”

Writer’s Routine – Recommended!

    This is a recommendation. Dan doesn’t know me and I’m not getting any kickbacks. This is just a really great podcast and you should check it out. This is the first thing I listen to on a Saturday morning when I’m fixing breakfast. The format quickly becomes familiar and I defy you notContinue reading “Writer’s Routine – Recommended!”

Improving Your Character(s)!

It is difficult in these days of movies and tv series not to associate actors with the fictional people they portray. Or is it the other way around? An honest actor will tell you that if the writing is good then they just say the lines. Which is them being very generous. Their art isContinue reading “Improving Your Character(s)!”

Productivity isn’t always what you think.

Choose twenty books about being creative and they will tell you to produce! They aren’t wrong. If you are a creative then create. I think it was Seth Godin who said, real artists ship. I am not arguing with him. If I am a writer, then I need to stand at my desk and write.Continue reading “Productivity isn’t always what you think.”

Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.

So yesterday I suggested that relatives could take inspiration/lessons from sports and hopefully I will convince you today. Bill Belichick is the most successful NFL coach ever because: He stays focused on the overall goal and works hard to achieve it He never goes through the motions and always trains with purpose He makes sureContinue reading “Day 467 – Creative Like Bill Belichick, Pt.2.”