29,August
2017

12th Blogoversary

Well now, the blog’s 12 years old. But I’m still young of course, haven’t aged a day, ‘you look amazing, who does your hair’, I’ll never tell. A lot’s happened over the years, most of which I’ve chronicled on the blog, from an industry script reader making the transition as a new writer, to getting my first few credits, making short films, writing/directing, making progress, awards/shortlists, working in TV, ups and downs, getting fired, struggling with writer’s block/depression, rediscovering my mojo, podcasting, hooking up with Tim, co-directing, and making family films.

It’s not been a bad old run. The blog started off over on Blogger but I switched over here to WordPress a few years ago. I’ve compiled the best of the blog into this section here. The switch from Blogger saw a natural dip in hits but still has a core readership, which helps to keep me going as occasionally I think there’s not much point anymore given the hurly burly of today’s social media landscape. So if you still read the blog, or are a subscriber, then a big THANK YOU. If this is your first time coming across this joint, then I’ll quickly summarise my online intent: to share useful information gained from real experience rather than rehashing the familiar soundbites of advice; to encourage and inspire, especially if you’re feeling insecure or doubtful that you can give this writing lark a go.

Inevitably, the regularity of the blog has decreased but it’s mainly kept alive via the subscriber list (exclusive posts/updates) so please subscribe if you’d like to stay tuned. But I’m always happy to answer questions or write on topics you’d like to see; I feel like I’ve covered a lot over the years so sometimes go a bit blog-shy if I think I’m gonna repeat myself. So, as ever, any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me directly. See you around my online hotspots, mainly Twitter (writing bits & pieces), and Facebook (screenwriting opportunities), not forgetting the UK Scriptwriters side of things on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (we’re going to focus on consistent content for these ‘channels’ so they should be worth a follow if you’re not already).

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