Costa Rica Screenwriting Retreat with Jacob Krueger

Costa Rica has been on my bucket list for decades. When I saw this opportunity to combine Costa Rica with screenwriting, I couldn’t resist. To be honest, I felt a bit daunted to launch off into the unknown. I spent the whole flight worrying about whether I had the right country because sometimes people say […]

Gates of Hades The Movie

Open The Gates of Hades please pay the boatman here, for your ride to hell Update June 28 2016 Are you ready to meet your fate? The Gates of Hades are open. Prepare to meet your doom! LOL. But before you go, please support me in making my first ever feature movie. We’ve kicked off our […]

Movie Mash Ups

Truth is stranger than fiction? In the magical world of movies, fiction is fighting back. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, for heaven’s sake I was reminded of the idea of movie mash ups by the announcement of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the latest manifestation of walking dead coming to you on the big screen soon. […]

Story structure, plotting and free flow

Screenwriters and novelists, it’s not easy to turn out a good tale. A writer will get more criticism over story structure, plotting and free flow, than any other components. Why is structure so hard? I put the question to screenwriters, and unleashed a river of emotion. Here’s what stood out. Don’t start: you are not […]

How do I live a creative life?

I was fortunate enough to come across producer and screenwriter Alan Denman on twitter, about the time I was thinking of learning screenwriting. Alan has been my tutor in this impossibly difficult craft. Here, Alan explains the personal philosopy that drives his work and creative projects. Be creative, I dare you If you want to […]

Ogres onions and layers

Ogres, onions and layers – Part 1 Shrek is our favourite celebrity ogre, right?  And he has a message relevant to your writing. Remember when Shrek and Donkey set out on the quest to rescue Princess Fiona from the dragon’s castle? They trudge through a field of sunflowers, bickering as usual. Shrek states, “Ogres are […]