Monthly Archives: July 2012

Things I’ve been watching

To my great annoyance I was too ill and tired last week to get to any more of the 24:7 performances, but I’ve had a few drama-filled days since then, so here’s a roundup of all the theatre I’ve been

Things I’ve been watching

To my great annoyance I was too ill and tired last week to get to any more of the 24:7 performances, but I’ve had a few drama-filled days since then, so here’s a roundup of all the theatre I’ve been

Losing the plot

I’ve been practicing an exercise this week where I write the synopsis of a novel idea in about 20 words, then expand it to 50, then 150, then 250. I’m planning to rewrite the romance novel I penned during my

Losing the plot

I’ve been practicing an exercise this week where I write the synopsis of a novel idea in about 20 words, then expand it to 50, then 150, then 250. I’m planning to rewrite the romance novel I penned during my

Roleplaying and Writing

I’ve long been of the opinion that roleplaying is a key way to improve your writing, especially dialogue skills. I like to think that dialogue is one of my strong points and it’s certainly the part of writing that I

Roleplaying and Writing

I’ve long been of the opinion that roleplaying is a key way to improve your writing, especially dialogue skills. I like to think that dialogue is one of my strong points and it’s certainly the part of writing that I

Play is the Thing

Last week was a real rollercoaster. The time for our Scriptwriting in Practice week-long workshop finally rolled around, but over the weekend leading up to it I managed to catch something between a cold and flu. Still, I soldiered on

Play is the Thing

Last week was a real rollercoaster. The time for our Scriptwriting in Practice week-long workshop finally rolled around, but over the weekend leading up to it I managed to catch something between a cold and flu. Still, I soldiered on

Pinch-hitting

I’ve heard it on several occasions, and even used it myself before – under the influence of rowdy Americans – but I never found out the actual meaning of ‘Pinch-hitting’ until yesterday. It seems silly not to have guessed that

Pinch-hitting

I’ve heard it on several occasions, and even used it myself before – under the influence of rowdy Americans – but I never found out the actual meaning of ‘Pinch-hitting’ until yesterday. It seems silly not to have guessed that