Category Archives: Inspiration

Stuff that moves and inspires me … expect song lyrics, lots and lots of song lyrics.

Lest we forget …

On 9 / 11 in 2001 I was at the War Museum in Jo’burg, looking for a location to shoot some video material. While we walked the museum, surrounded by the memories of previous wars, someone said a plane had … Continue reading

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La Villa …

Words cannot describe how much I adore this track. I spend my life writing down lyrics that move me, trying to share that connection with others … If only I could even begin to capture in words the sound of … Continue reading

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Make scripts, not war …

My friend and the extremely talented writer, Catherine Muller found this. Need to work out a plot point? The answer is here. Need to work out a character motivation? The answer is here. Simply brilliant. What a resource. http://www.slideshare.net/bright9977/the-art-of-war-36-strategies-3484026

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Is it too much to ask …

As a writer I have very small ambitions. I want to be able to write things I love. I want to keep learning, keep getting better, keep finding new ways to tell old stories. I want to work with amazing … Continue reading

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Shorty got got …

A brief moment of pause to remember a great master in his moment of passing. His books were stunning. Effortlessly cool. And they became some great films and the absolutely wonderful Justified. Folks, let’s hear it for Mr. Elmore Leonard; … Continue reading

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Crying in the morning …

I’m back in the writing room in South Africa (it’s a long story, which I will tell at a later stage). My boi child sent me this and, with temperamental bandwidth here in the deep South, I watched it when … Continue reading

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I want him on that wall …

I didn’t know it at the time, but he first had me at that moment … A Few Good Men, the Rob Reiner film. That’s when my love affair with Aaron Sorkin began. Then came The West Wing and I … Continue reading

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Look what Mr. Fry is cooking … The man is a genius. A great thinker and an amazing writer. However, Impactful is not a word. It’s ugly and we don’t need to invent ugly to replace the beautiful options already … Continue reading

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Writers gotta write …

I’m not a literary person, not even a little bit. I love words, I love writing and I love story. But mostly literature leaves me cold. But I do adore pulp fiction (the film and the format!). I first came … Continue reading

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It’s ALL his fault …

So, faithful reader, did you ever wonder how I got to be quite so full of shit with so little apparent effort? Well, if you did, this is why. My father, who I adore, just sent me this. And yes, … Continue reading

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