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Getting an Agent

October 31st, 2009 Comments off

'How did we ever get this far? I don't know.'

The Godfather

Many people have asked me how I came about to get this far with the writing. I love when people ask me that as if I'm polishing my Pulitzer Prize

for Literature already. The fact is, I know that this is going to be a long arduous journey. I know that I won't be published with the next month or even six months. Hell, it could be a year before I see any results Read more…

Converting to Script 2 – Finding your voice

May 5th, 2009 Comments off

OK. So, I got my framework. I got an A-Z map of how to write this film in my 35 Steps. The only thing I don’t have is time. I’m sure it’s been said before, b

ut time is like gold to a writer. Read more…

Converting to script 1 – Just Like Starting Over

April 28th, 2009 Comments off

Ok, I wrote a book last year “Just Like Starting Over”. I had this <a title="Self Publishing: A Good

Idea?” href=””>self published through Lulu… see my other article for thoughts on that. Though this was a good way to create a buzz about the book, the actual selling of the book wasn’t at blockbuster Harry Potter levels or anything. Not that I expected that.

However, looking back on the book and one thing became clear. It did not have to die with this publication and using all the skills I have I could easily create a film from the material. Read more…

Self Publishing: A Good Idea?

March 19th, 2009 Comments off

Writing comes with a Catch-22… no, not the book, though it is well recommended. As you may be aware there are lots of writers in this world (look in the library, lots of books, lots of writers wrote those books). Now, once you’ve written your book

or script or story or whatever, you think ‘right, I’ll just send this to (insert random publisher here)’. You think they will go ‘Perfect, get David on the phone we have a cheque for him.’ Read more…