The Shadow Over Innsmouth is go!
A progress update on The Shadow Over Innsmouth
A really great course that finally persuaded me to make Ulysses part of my toolkit.
I've realised that digital tools have started to destroy my creativity during lockdown.
A new place to get your pads and pens.
A couple of new (to me) apps that have freshened up my working methods.
Breaking ground on Season Three
Breaking down a system for managing multiple projects without going insane.
I've been using the Nebo app with good results.
I did an interview last night with Freddy and Kelley from the Night Of The Living Podcast. It was easily the most fun interview I've done but I haven't listened back to it, so there's a decent chance I talk a lot of nonsense.
A few things it seemed useful to mention that might be of interest to listeners...
This is a really interesting piece, from Deadline, with some insights into the studio process and showrunner politics.
This has been the soundtrack to all my writing this year. Now Ludovico Einaudi's SEVEN DAYS WALKING project is complete (it was originally released over seven months). The download is
I'm writing a couple of movies right now that are both one-step deals, which means that I'm being paid to deliver one draft with no re-writes. Writing in my journal this morning, I stumbled across the following thought:
Some research material for the second season of the podcast...
I really loved this book and I've excited for the TV show. Joe Hill has some interesting stuff to say here about the nature of horror and of adaptations. http:
This is an addendum to a previous post from 2018 “A Working Guide To Screenwriting Software”. Much of what was written there still stands but experience and various updates and changes have affected how much I use these apps and what I use them for.
I did an interview this week with The Verge, about our Charles Dexter Ward podcast. You can read the piece here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18106662/best-podcasts-2018-npr-slate-serial
This piece was written in May 2018 and since then I have had a few significant technical problems with Highland 2. I still think it's good but it hasn't reached
This post was written in March 2018 and some of the software, and some of my opinions, have changed. I'm intending to update this soon. This is a piece I’
Productivity. I don't even like the word, if I'm honest. And yet I find myself helplessly clicking on pretty much any link that promises to list five new ways to
Imagine you’re a development person. You have a pile of scripts on your desk and you have to wade through them...
I’ve been making some notes on a new draft of the BBC thing I’m writing and I took some time out to set out/remind myself of some
A good opening scene is absolutely crucial. The first time someone reads your script, you need to have them hooked by the end of the first scene.
I don’t pretend to have any special insights into this stuff. I just know I love reading how other writers work and what tools they use.
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