Archive for November, 2007

  • There’s a great piece by Karen Miller in the Book Swede’s pages about how to write really hard, big novels…it resonates for me powerfully, after spending this year on a complex...

    On Eating Elephants

    There’s a great piece by Karen Miller in the Book Swede’s pages about how to write really hard, big novels…it resonates for me powerfully, after spending this year on a complex...

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  • Many years ago I studied Anglo Saxon as a module at University, and could actually read and speak a few snippets of that of that long dead, resonant, rhythmic, repetitive, blood-drenched-battle...

    On Beowulf, 3D

    Many years ago I studied Anglo Saxon as a module at University, and could actually read and speak a few snippets of that of that long dead, resonant, rhythmic, repetitive, blood-drenched-battle...

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  • The Writers Guild of America are currently on strike…in Britain, there are many  screenwriters so starved of work that the idea of going on strike actually seems comical.  And very...

    On the Writers’ Strike

    The Writers Guild of America are currently on strike…in Britain, there are many  screenwriters so starved of work that the idea of going on strike actually seems comical.  And very...

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  • I went to the London Film School Screenwriters Showcase on Monday night, at the ICA (that wonderful white building on the Mall).  This is an event designed to promote the...

    On Screenwriters as Authors

    I went to the London Film School Screenwriters Showcase on Monday night, at the ICA (that wonderful white building on the Mall).  This is an event designed to promote the...

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  • I glanced briefly at NASA TV yesterday, but it all looked rather boring – the usual shots of men in Mission Control eating their biscuits and scratching their ears.  Had...

    More on NASA TV

    I glanced briefly at NASA TV yesterday, but it all looked rather boring – the usual shots of men in Mission Control eating their biscuits and scratching their ears.  Had...

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  • Last night’s Writer’s Guild forum on fantasy and science fiction writing proved a great success.  We had a full house of interested writers, many of them non-Guild members (there was...

    More on Imaginary Worlds

    Last night’s Writer’s Guild forum on fantasy and science fiction writing proved a great success.  We had a full house of interested writers, many of them non-Guild members (there was...

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