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The Writer’s Quest Archive
Posted on November 13, 2011 | No CommentsLast night I watched His Girl Friday again, for the nth time. It’s one of my favourite ever films. One of those sharp sassy black and white movies with machine-gun...
Posted on June 27, 2011 | 3 CommentsI’ve been mulling about opening lines . Don’t know why. Another reason to avoid writing all the stuff that comes AFTER the opening line. Isn’t this just the greatest opening...
Posted on May 3, 2011 | No CommentsOne of the highlights of my Eastercon just past was taking part in a writers’ workshop run by an excellent group called the T Party. Hi guys! This was a...
Posted on March 30, 2011 | 1 CommentFor the practising writer, there is no uglier word in the English language than “pitch”. (Except for the word “Rejection”.) As writers we want to be judged by our work,...
Posted on December 4, 2009 | 4 CommentsI’ve been mulling about the Robert Jackson Bennett post about How to Write a Story over on the Orbit website. It’s a funny, brief and utterly brilliant little essay. And it’s...
Posted on May 20, 2007 | No CommentsCrime has been good to me over the years. One of my first and best jobs in television was as a script editor on the cult BBC series The Paradise...