Pencil Case

I like to have with me most places (except the shower and places like that) pens. Which makes sense, because you never know when you might need a pen (though you often know when you probably will need a pen, so you have one then too. And you usually know when you probably won’t need a pen, which is why most people never take their pencil case into the shower).

My Writing Resolution

In the spirit of greatest hope and respect for such a splendidly brilliant New Year I resolve to approach my writing thusly: I will focus on one project at a time in order to bring them to a state of useful completion. Of course one has to be aware that too much concentration on one thing can give you tunnel vision and even a headache, so the above resolution I

The Blunt Journal: 09th Dec ’09

When I finished my most recent draft of the short film I’ve been developing I sent it to the BBC Writers Room. The BBC doesn’t develop short films as far as I know, but they accept through Writers Room scripts of a minimum of 10 pages as an example of a writer’s style and ability (though from December 2009 they have stopped accepting short scripts). So I knew it was

In Response to Mixed Bizness (kinda)

Luther over at Wars of Attrition recently wrote an interesting, and personal, take on his recent brush with the making of short films and the funding available for their creation (post here). As it was described I was unimpressed with the experience he described having with the blogger at Shooting People. It could seem a little disheartening that someone in the position of encouraging new film making is painting such

The Blunt Journal: 25th Nov ’09

I really have got to get better at prioritising. As ever there are several writing projects I have on the go at the moment that demand my attention. In the level headed and well organised times I can leap like a froggy over the backs of all that needs to be done and refocus my attention on whatever needs doing, one thing after another. Then I get tired or I