What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (9 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… Write a Better Version of Cake That’s the name of the feature script I am rewriting at the moment, which I’ve mentioned before though not by name. The short version: write a first draft, didn’t like it because it wasn’t what I wanted. Only I couldn’t go back to it for ages

What I Did & Didn’t Do in 2009 (8 of 12)

In the dying hours of 2008 I made a to do list for the new year, which included… Do a Course As in sitting in a room with a bunch of other people and learn some new things, expand your mind etc. I often think that as you get older, and further away from the days of compulsory education, you lose the drive to learn new things. This is understandable

The Blunt Journal: 16th Dec ’09

Urgh, been pathetically ill this last week and I’m not really sure what I’ve been doing other than sleeping and drinking Lemsip (inculding that Orange and Wild Berry one which tastes absolutely foul. You know how some products it seems like they give it a flavour name because that’s what it tasted like anyway? That one tastes like a paracetemol, but they’ve called upon some delicious sounding fruits to make

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

The Blunt Journal: 2nd Dec ’09

Two years ago I was writing the treatment for a feature length screenplay. I know this because I have a clear memory of perching on a bench in a shopping centre, typing into a laptop while people around me shopped for Christmas presents. It was a loooooong treatment, too long really but at least it got me to the end of the first draft of the script. A script I