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Download VETO – A FREE Fanzine Dedicated To Women In Music & Media

Just a quick one to say VETO, a fanzine put together by the marvellous Tiffany Daniels of Drunken Werewolf magazine, is available to download as a FREE PDF here. I love the “beaten up” look/design of the PDF and think Tiffany’s done a fantastic job pulling together articles from contributors like myself. It’s just a shame the web-hosting thing for the PDF has a semi-clad woman right next to the DOWNLOAD button – but then, that is the type of thing we’re talking about!! My article is second in the ‘zine and entitled FUCK ‘EM (OR WHY YOU SHOULD INCLUDE… Read More »Download VETO – A FREE Fanzine Dedicated To Women In Music & Media

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Welcome To Rom Com Hell: 8 Awful Ways To Write Romantic Comedy

Rom Com / Real Life Hell Rom Com was always one of those genres I avoided through my teens and early twenties. Being a Goth, I was way too cool for boy-meets-girl, obviously. Besides which, by 18 I was a total cynic … I had after all been the girl who’d met the boy, then got knocked up and ripped off by him! I’d been left with a broken heart, a wailing baby and a man-hating attitude problem for approximately five years.  I was also of the (not unreasonable) belief that post-FOUR WEDDINGS in the late 90’s/early noughties that all… Read More »Welcome To Rom Com Hell: 8 Awful Ways To Write Romantic Comedy

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All About Dramatic Irony And Twists In The Tale

All About Dramatic Irony Dramatic irony is a tool I see often in produced and published works, but hardly ever in spec scripts or unpublished novels. Recently I was talking with Uber-Agent Julian Friedmann and mentioned how much I love Yves Lavender’s book Writing Drama. Segnor Friedmann replied how much he loves the book’s section on dramatic irony, lamenting the fact that so few screenwriters actually use this fantastic device. His comments really struck a chord, so I think I’ll have a good look at what makes dramatic irony so great. What is Dramatic Irony? First off however, what is dramatic irony? Well, this… Read More »All About Dramatic Irony And Twists In The Tale

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