Daily Verse – Struggle.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 NIVUK In this verse the Apostle Paul is teaching, and reminding, believers that our world and lives are more… Continue reading Daily Verse – Struggle.

Words Fail Me.

I've been trying to write an update of where I currently am creatively for over a week. Literally, the words have failed me. I've struggled to even write a handful of words. I've reflected upon the reasons for my sudden wordly-mutism. The closest reason I can come to is that it is like having another… Continue reading Words Fail Me.

Creativity Update.

I have taken once again to writing my reflections upon a verse of the Bible each week day. As always I write what I most need to hear and do. I am conscious of more focus on individual words in this phase of writing than before. Then the whole verse was in consideration. Now it… Continue reading Creativity Update.

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 in… Continue reading Acceptance, Revelation, Contentment: Exploring Your Character’s Inner ARC – ScreenCraft

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?

Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/27/me-and-my-detective-by-lee-child-attica-locke-sara-paretsky-jo-nesb-and-more

The 12 Stages of the Screenwriter’s Journey – ScreenCraft

Applying the twelve stages of Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Journey to The Screenwriter's Journey. Source: The 12 Stages of the Screenwriter's Journey - ScreenCraft This a great article from Ken Miyamoto - no attempt to summarise this - you have to read the whole thing for yourselves. I hope you get as much from it… Continue reading The 12 Stages of the Screenwriter’s Journey – ScreenCraft

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

http://Photo by Neel on Unsplash 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… Continue reading From the Archives – Write Like the Mechanical Hound is After You!

From the Archives – Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

I was looking back through some of the older posts and I thought that this one was worthy of dusting off. I've altered a few little bits to update it, but it is mostly what I originally wrote. I hope you enjoy it. Recently I revisited one of my favourite Ray Bradbury novels in Fahrenheit… Continue reading From the Archives – Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.

Lessons from Celine Sciamma’s Writing Process.

https://youtu.be/LeHhX0K1kkg 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 is… Continue reading Lessons from Celine Sciamma’s Writing Process.