Tag Archives: Writing Room

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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Them’s the rules …

A friend just posted me this. She thought I would appreciate it. She could not be more right. The only thing it is missing is a paraphrase of the immortal Barry Katz: Be un-fucking-deniable. It must and shall hang on … Continue reading

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The Smartest man speaks (again) …

Don’t play lower than the crowd. Your job is to play higher than the crowd … Greg Proops – The smartest man in the world podcast Need a mission statement as an entertainer, a story teller, a writer, a creative … Continue reading

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Conversation …

If other people are going to insist on talking conversation becomes impossible … James Whistler (as recounted by Greg Proops – The smartest man in the world podcast) He’s used it a lot, often in response to chattering rooms. It’s funny … Continue reading

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Happiness is …

Unhappiness can be an awful lot easier to deal with if you know you are responsible for it and therefore responsible for changing it … John Richardson – Stand-up comedian This quote hit very, very hard when I was in … Continue reading

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Received wisdom …

Challenge convention. Col. Neil Wilson, Officer Commanding, British Commandos He went to the same high-school as my daughter and was invited to speak at her final graduation. This was a principle he spoke about at length and seemed to me … Continue reading

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Writing room pictures II (This time it’s personal)

  Yep. One week. 20 episodes broken. After this picture was taken, we rubbed it all out and started again. Happy days …  

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