Archive of ‘Writing’ category

The Morning After short film

I’m writing today from Phuket, Thailand, having completed my first short film “The Morning After“, in Siem Reap Cambodia – at the age of 52! Never one to do things quite the same way as everyone else, me. The film started life as a writing exercise for my screenwriting course at AFTRS, and boy, would I […] Read more…

My Mad Fat Diary Production Assignment

I’m continuing to learn SO much in my Advanced Diploma in Screenwriting: Series Television course at AFTRS. I haven’t yet written much about the course, but one of our subjects was Production Process and the Writer. The Assignment There were two assignments or tasks: a written report where we interview a series television scriptwriter (coming soon), and a video assignment […] Read more…

Writing and other reversals

Ahem! Well, it’s been RATHER a long time between posts hasn’t it? *whistles* There’s a device in TV shows and films called a ‘reversal’, which is a plot twist that reveals something new, reversing the audience’s expectation, and spinning the plot off in a new direction. (For more on reversals, see Five Types Of Plot Twists) […] Read more…

The Idea

How do you go about writing a show for live performance? As with everything else, it starts with an idea. For me, I knew I wanted to do a musical which used songs from the 80’s/90’s by gothic & darkwave artists – such as the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees etc.  reason being, I have […] Read more…

A new beginning

I’ve decided to start a new blog, as my life is taking me in new directions. Not that I’ll ever stop travelling or being interested in fashion (as explored in The Fashionate Traveller), but for now, I’m exploring my creativity in other ways. Read more…