Category Archives: Writers toolbox

Motivation from an unlikely source – that works for me

This is how I need to approach my writing / any meaningful endeavour (making a note of it mainly for myself): (The text below is ‘borrowed’ and changed from the original source – written by Elliott Hulse ) “When you study other successful people, and identify a single activity that you’ve realized supports them in their success… that you think could… Read more »

The Optimal Daily Word Target Calculator | Michael J Holley – Writer

The Optimal Daily Word Target Calculator | Michael J Holley – Writer. – is an excellent post on trying to break your goals so that you can make work and your social life coexist…. I like the idea of trying to do this, to set a word count that you can stick by. You’ll notice I’m not that prolific blogging…. Read more »

Dream within a dream sequences – cliché or not?

I am suffering right now from a flu bug. I don’t sleep really. Hardly ever. When I do, it is usually after days of no sleep, or it is alcohol induced and fleeting. Or when I am ill, as my system is too run down. Anything more than two hours is a great night’s sleep. But this makes me a… Read more »

AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS on hold, but script available

Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is still a no-go project sadly. Despite it being the first on his list to do after HELLBOY 2 as stated back in 2007. Madness is a short novel about an Antarctic expedition made by scholars from Miskatonic University who discover strange, ancient life forms that are unknown… Read more »

Adobe Production suite incorporates STORY into its workflow

Adobe have finally released STORY – a collaborative tool for writing scripts and screenplays that is part of the new CS Live online services. Check out the promotional video, that explains how STORY fully integrates into the entire production process, but beware the annoying NVidea Advert that you can’t opt out of: – I suggest you turn the sound… Read more »

2nd day of Script Frenzy – already behind

Work definitely got in the way…. I started a month ago doing some rough prep for Script Frenzy, but my work commitments ended up getting in the way of continuing that prep. So CUT TO Script Frenzy starting on April 1st, me being unable to sleep or concentrate, having to start work early and then going to a colleagues leaving… Read more »

Screenplay length – size does matter!

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There’s a great article on Screenplay length and how that affects your ability to sell the end product HERE.It features some very sound advice, broken down in two parts; the first being why size matters – from a commercial perspective and the second provides advice on what to look for when cutting your scripts down to the ideal 95-105 page… Read more »