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  • On Not Writing this Blog!

    Keep Calm Because I'm Back

    Well, well, well — it’s been a long time… I’m afraid over the last few months I’ve done very badly in keeping this blog up-to-date. The reason for that is sort of positive, in that I’ve been busy in terms of the other sort of writing I get up to… For example, in the first part […]

  • 5 Screenwriting lessons from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    *** Spoiler Alert. In the article below I discuss plot points of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES *** I saw DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (from screenwriters Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa and Mark Bomback) last week. For one reason or another, it’s taken me quite a while to reflect on it […]

  • How to write screenplay action…

    A clapperboard - how to write screenplay action

    A reader got in touch recently with a dilemma about their latest screenplay. They were really happy with the dialogue and structure – but they had concerns that they couldn’t get the hang of writing screenplay action. Their action lines were a little too long, a little too meandering – they thought – a little too novelistic. I […]