Motivating new writers.

Excuses range from their reading is not good enough, or they didn’t do well at school. Some believe that no-one would want to read their story but most lack the confidence to show their work to others, even loved ones.

”We need to talk…”

As a writer, I create characters every day. I think in glorious technicolour and now 4K how they would look and behave. I think in a volume of how they would sound through a beautiful Bose system, while as a creative writing teacher, I give examples of how to bring them to live. I useContinue reading “”We need to talk…””

Who? What? Why? When?

Active Questions-  Creswick (2016) Director and Writer Natalie Erika James; Writer – Christian White – Available online at <https://vimeo.com/157958148&gt; Accessed on 1 st May 2018 Creswick is the story of a young woman helping pack up her father’s home, while both have the strange feeling they are not alone. The active questions come soon; WhoseContinue reading “Who? What? Why? When?”

Sneaky Speak.

Sneaky Pete (2015) Directed Seth Gordon; Written by David Shore and Brian Cranston. This is crime drama that Amazon keeps adding to my time line, so I thought would give in to peer pressure and watch it. Pete and Marius are in prison, Marius a ‘confidence’ man is getting parole, while Pete won’t be sleeping inContinue reading “Sneaky Speak.”

Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue

For this review, time was of an essence, so I watched a short ( and for those who are not aware sign up to http://www.shortoftheweek.com for some amazing short films. https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2018/04/18/writers-workshop/ Writer’s Workshop (2018) is an 11 minute dark comedy written and directed by Ryan Frances Johnson about Jeremy an aspiring writer attending a writersContinue reading “Words can Kill – The use of Dialogue”

Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?

Logan (2017) Director: James Mangold; Screenplay: Scott Frank, James Mangold  & Michael Green. James Mangold’s adaptation of Logan (2017) from the Marvel comic was heavily anticipated even before the trailer was released, knowing it was the end of a well loved character. For those who had seen the previous X-Men films there was a clearContinue reading “Logan (2017) Implied Readership- Who was it for?”

“One Batch Two Batch…”

Daredevil Season 2 Episode 4 Penny and Dime  – Dir: Peter Hoar; Written By: John C. Kelly We watch film and TV to escape, to forget and also to grow.  Through these characters we according to Cohen (2013:183), expand are own ’emotional and mental lives’ beyond that of personal experience.  We identify with both theContinue reading ““One Batch Two Batch…””

O’Hara, Wayne and Ford- Strong Characters from start to finish

The Quiet Man (1952) Dir: John Ford I was recently over the moon, when reading a top 100 films list that my all-time favourite was included. I could reel on for hours over the brilliant cinematography that won an Academy Award, or the script that was an adaptation don’t you know, from a little storyContinue reading “O’Hara, Wayne and Ford- Strong Characters from start to finish”

Redefining that Sinking Feeling

  Get Out.   Dir. Jordan Peel (2017) Multiple award-winning film, Get Out is marketed as a horror. Immediately I felt like I knew this film. It had the ring of a 70’s B movie, you knew what was coming, the tone was set. A black man walking a quiet suburban street in the dark ofContinue reading “Redefining that Sinking Feeling”