• Are You A Writer?

    by  • January 5, 2018 • 3 Comments

    Simple question, complex answer. Kat is a fantastically talented writer.  She graduated from one of the UK’s leading universities with an MA in creative writing and immediately sent out her manuscript for her first novel.  It was picked up by a small publisher.  It didn’t sell well.  Books from small publishers normally don’t.  Nor...

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    Writing For A Living – New Ways Of Being

    by  • January 4, 2018 • 4 Comments

    We’re going through the biggest period of change in human history, and one that’s accelerating.  Every aspect of life is being disrupted.  As a general rule of thumb, if you’re carrying over any wisdom about the world and how to operate in it from more than ten years ago, it’s probably no longer applicable....

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    It’s Not Actually About The Writing

    by  • January 3, 2018 • 9 Comments

    A manuscript flopped on to an editor’s desk.  The prose was absolutely captivating, every word honed to perfection.  A joy to read.  It was about a boy wizard, attending a school for magic while battling a rising evil linked to his past.  Only this novel was written by…let’s call them ‘Dave’.  From Droitwich.  Dave...

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    The First Rule Of Writing For A Living

    by  • January 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    It’s a fantastic time to be a writer.  And that’s the problem. There are opportunities everywhere – in self-publishing, particularly, via Kindle, or in this golden age of TV.  Sometimes it seems like every single person you encounter is publishing their novel on Amazon.  (A friend, an acclaimed UK screenwriter, was chatting to a...

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    2018 – The Year When Everything Changes

    by  • January 1, 2018 • 1 Comment

    For a while there, I was thinking of changing the name of this blog to The View From The Bunker.  On a personal and professional level, 2017 was all-round great, if not one of the best for a while.  But…you know…out there in the world… Now, stuffed full of turkey and mince pies and...

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    Best TV Drama 2017

    by  • December 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’ve watched a lot this year, for both work – because you need to keep up with what’s out there when you’re a screenwriter – and for enjoyment. There’s plenty I haven’t seen (not got round to Dark yet, or the final season of Bloodline) – there’s so much good TV at the moment,...

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    New Cover – Dark Age

    by  • November 15, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Been radio silence here for a while as I’ve been knee-deep in the new book.  In case you don’t check the site of the ‘other me’, James Wilde, here’s a look at the cover for Dark Age, the sequel to Pendragon, which will be out in June. More on the story to come.  But...

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    #TwinPeaks – What Does It All Mean?

    by  • September 5, 2017 • 0 Comments

    “We’re like the dreamer who dreams and lives inside the dream. But who is the dreamer?” we are asked in David Lynch and Mark Frost’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks The Return. And waking from that mesmerizing, baffling, inspiring, terrifying, amusing, irritating dream of a series, we understand that is the key question. For the...

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