Fail again, fail better

where I was two years ago…

I first started writing a screenwriting blog two or three years ago. I had it in my head that I could impart a little bit of knowledge and thought on how to construct a screenplay. I drew diagrams (too many diagrams). I made sincere exhortations about what a character should be and reams of verbiage of narrative structures. There was green advice about how to take a general meeting after I’d taken — I don’t know — maybe three of them.

Somewhere along the line I got busy (partly with writing, partly not). Blogging dropped off my list of priorities. It all felt a bit, you know, 2005 (and it was 2015 at the time). And so I took the blog down.

…and where I am now

In the last few months, though, I’ve been thinking about starting it all up again — and that’s why you’re reading this. I’m probably a bit more tentative now about whether or not I’ve got much expertise to impart to anyone out there reading, but I did realise I missed the benefits to me of writing about writing. I realised I used the blog to work through my practice, to understand a bit more about the writer I could and wanted to be.

So, I’m going to give it another go. Going to start again. To keep the momentum up, I’ll be publishing some of my old articles and will be writing new ones.

There’ll be fewer diagrams, this time around. Promise.

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I'm James, a screenwriter working in the film and TV industry. To get in touch, see my e-mail contact page.

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