We’re **all** aware of the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, but fact is, we all DO. Bad cover art or design WILL put readers off – that’s just a sad fact of life! That’s why I’m SO proud of both the covers in The Decision Series, done by the amazing Peter at Bespoke Designs. Both my covers are dynamic, eye-catching and totally unique, whilst still drawing attention to the fact they’re in the same storyworld. So, many thanks to Steve at Fresh Essays, who’s been in touch with this fab infographic below on the similarities between many… Read More »Why So Alike? 8 Book Cover Twins
So, to celebrate SUMMER and MY BIRTHDAY is soon, plus the fact Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays is out THIS SEPTEMBER (w0000t!), I will be giving away 3 copies of my 2013 screenwriting book, Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays to three lucky peeps. Make sure enter to win for your chance to win one of the 3 copies HERE or click on the widget below. In addition, you can still ask me your screenwriting and/or writing Qs on Goodreads now, don’t forget – just leave your question HERE. So if you want to know all about Dramatic Context; or how Thriller… Read More »Thriller Screenplays Book Giveaway!!!
Many thanks to Rob Stickler for tagging me in this blog tour about my writing. Everyone gets the same 4 questions, so here are my 4 answers! 1) What Am I Working On? I’m currently working on my second non fiction book, which as the name suggests is about drama screenplays. This time, the book will be rather different to WRITING AND SELLING THRILLER SCREENPLAYS, because whilst drama might have certain sub categories, a drama **can** literally be ANYTHING. So I’m approaching the notion of what *makes* drama “satisfying” in terms of storytelling, using detailed case studies and for which I’m… Read More »The Blog Tour: 4 Qs, My As …
The London Breakfast Club is London Screenwriters’ Festival’s brilliant monthly event in the capital. There you can grab breakfast, listen to a great speaker and network to your heart’s content! Join the dedicated Facebook page here and check out its website here. The next London Breakfast Club brings us top script consultant Dara Marks, speaking about Engaging The Feminine Heroic. Most writers are familiar with The Hero’s Journey, but its feminine equivalent may be harder to recognise (even for women). Dara will be talking about what the “Feminine Heroic” really entails and how to engage it, all the while underlining the… Read More »Win A Free Ticket to Dara Marks at London Breakfast Club, Oct 1st 2012
When Kamera Books asked me my opinion of The Script Factory’s Lucy Scher’s book, “Reading Screenplays” I was happy to oblige … I’ve not met Lucy or done her script reading course, so it’s fair to say I was curious! And I wasn’t disappointed. Genre and storytelling plays a major part of Lucy’s book – and is why I’m recommending it so strongly. As I often say on this site, very few writers consider how genre and/or various ways of storytelling affect their scripts and then wonder why their writing fails to progress. Underpinning your screenwriting craft skills with a strong understanding… Read More »Reading Screenplays by Lucy Scher – Review & Giveaway
I always like to source deals for my Bang2writers, so I thought I’d share this link with you: Movie Jigsaw: For All Your Printing and Binding Needs If you need to send a hard copy of a script to a producer, contest or opportunity – STAT – but don’t have time to stand in the Post Office queue (or perhaps you’ve got a piece of shit printer like mine that likes to have nervous breakdowns *whenever* I need to print a script but never when I need to print a LOST CAT poster), then Movie Jigsaw is the service for… Read More »SPECIAL OFFER: Movie Jigsaw Printing & Binding
If you have read both parts of my Q & A with Yves Lavandier and want to buy his book, then here’s an offer for you! The lovely people at Clown Enfant, Yves’ Publisher, have agreed to the following for Bang2writers: – 25 % off + free shipping and handling to EEC members– 15 % off + free shipping and handling to the rest of the world Offer available for two months, as of today’s date. Interested parties: please email Colette on firstname.lastname@example.org stating “Bang2write” and ask for a discount code to enter on the online shop. Thanks Clown Enfant!