Archive for August, 2007

  • I’m probably (as usual) the last person in the world to get on to this – but I’ve just discovered the joys of Google Sky.  Google Earth is great of...

    On Google Sky

    I’m probably (as usual) the last person in the world to get on to this – but I’ve just discovered the joys of Google Sky.  Google Earth is great of...

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  • I read an interesting article the other day by Sarah Churchwell, a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia (The Guardian, last week) about women in cinema.  She’d been...

    On Action Women

    I read an interesting article the other day by Sarah Churchwell, a senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia (The Guardian, last week) about women in cinema.  She’d been...

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  • I’ve just finished reading the excellent and immensely ingenious Anansi Boys by  Neil Gaiman.  It’s a book which plays a very clever game – drawing on the ancient myths of...

    On Nice Versus Nasty

    I’ve just finished reading the excellent and immensely ingenious Anansi Boys by  Neil Gaiman.  It’s a book which plays a very clever game – drawing on the ancient myths of...

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  •   Everyone has  their favourite country for holidays….mine is Italy.  I’ve been to Lake Garda, Umbria, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Garda again, Florence again, and of course Rome. This year I...

    On Magdalen Nabb

      Everyone has  their favourite country for holidays….mine is Italy.  I’ve been to Lake Garda, Umbria, Tuscany, Florence, Lake Garda again, Florence again, and of course Rome. This year I...

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  • I’m not actually here, and I’m not actually writing this blog.  I’m on holiday in a cottage in the North East of this country, with no internet access and no...

    On Not Actually Being Here

    I’m not actually here, and I’m not actually writing this blog.  I’m on holiday in a cottage in the North East of this country, with no internet access and no...

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  • WHY I LOVE BUFFY When I first started teaching screenwriting, I quickly learned the fundamental principle of teaching is to create a group dynamic; and the way to do that...

    On Buffy, and Vampires Slain

    WHY I LOVE BUFFY When I first started teaching screenwriting, I quickly learned the fundamental principle of teaching is to create a group dynamic; and the way to do that...

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  • My new radio drama BREAKING POINT is broadcast on Friday, 10th August, 9pm, on Radio 4…(For further info, see the blog ON THE RADIO DRAMA EXPERIENCE.) If you miss it,...

    TX: Breaking Point

    My new radio drama BREAKING POINT is broadcast on Friday, 10th August, 9pm, on Radio 4…(For further info, see the blog ON THE RADIO DRAMA EXPERIENCE.) If you miss it,...

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  • I’m reading the proofs for Debatable Space this week…a delightful but terrifying exercise.   The story spans a thousand years, and features extraordinary events that are meant to be implausible and...

    The Future History of Debatable Space

    I’m reading the proofs for Debatable Space this week…a delightful but terrifying exercise.   The story spans a thousand years, and features extraordinary events that are meant to be implausible and...

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