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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">It’s time for May’s #loglinechallenge! and this month we have something a bit fun going on. We have our very own exclusive hand-bound #loglinechallenge ideas notebook! Like it? Take part* in May’s #loglinechallenge and be in with a chance of winning it! *Must share at least 15 […]

May’s #loglinechallenge prompts – take part and be in with a chance of winning an exclusive story ideas notebook!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">It’s time for CHOCOLATE… Ahem! I mean, April’s #loglinechallenge! The Facebook group is also now private, so you needn’t worry about all your Facebook contacts seeing your fun logline entries. This just makes it nicer because you can feel at ease participating in the group or asking […]

Easy way to come up with a bunch of story ideas… April’s #loglinechallenge!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> I love relaxing with a good book, just as much as I love watching films. Naturally, I read a fair bit of non-fiction to expand my industry knowledge; the reviews of which I post here on Writesofluid. But what do I read in my spare time, […]

What am I reading?


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> I was really excited when Carolyn Goodyear, to whom I’ve given feedback on some short scripts, contacted me to share her wonderful news – that she’s been longlisted in the Reed short film competition with her entry ‘Sesquipedaliainst’! So I found out more… Carolyn, welcome to […]

Interview with a Reed short film competition longlist contender!



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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">I often help writers enrich their scripts; thinking about ways they can make their action descriptions more interesting and dynamic. It’s one of those tricky areas – you want it to be engaging and help the reader enjoy progressing through your story, but at the same time […]

How can we bring colour into our scripts?


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> Know what a sorocom, gerontocom and oddcom is? Know how ID, ego, superego, projection, denial, idealisation, displacement, regression, rationalism and intellectualism affect romcoms? Know how to use aspirations, interventions and lessons to enhance your romcom plots? No? Then you need this excellent addition to the Creative […]

Book Review: Writing & Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplays by Helen Jacey & Craig Batty


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">I LOVE to learn, and am thus a big [geeky] fan of MOOCS – massive open online courses. I did one last year, called “The Future of Storytelling”, which was presented by iversity.org. It was fantastic! I believe you can still access the course material via the […]

Explore Filmmaking with a FREE course from the National Film and Television School


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">When Doug King approached me with his book on writing strong loglines, I was really pleased to have the opportunity to review it because – as you all know, I run the #loglinechallenge so am always glad to read about – and share advice on – loglines. […]

Book Review: The Long and Short on Writing Strong Loglines



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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">It’s that time of the month again when a new #loglinechallenge is set! Here are the prompts! Taking part is simple… Use the prompts to inspire story ideas and write them as loglines! Great way to practice writing concise loglines with which to pitch your ideas, come […]

New #loglinechallenge starts today! Come up with a logline from a prompt each day this December!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> Writing your first low budget feature? Wondering what the producer actually does? And why the hell they’re trying to butcher your script? In June 2014, screenwriter Tom Kerevan produced his first feature film, Tear Me Apart. Here he talks about his early beliefs about producers, and […]

6 myths about the role of a producer debunked! by Cannibal Films’ Tom Kerevan


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> I couldn’t wait to read this book, so much so that I bought it on the first day at London Screenwriters’ Festival, took it home and then failed to bring it back for Lucy’s book signing. DOH! But seriously, I love drama screenplays. Drama is what […]

Book review: Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays by Lucy V. Hay


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">This is a question that me and my fellow script readery colleagues get asked a lot. It’s one that I found myself answering several times at London Screenwriters’ Festival. So what is the answer? It’d be easy to say format and style. It is an issue that […]

What’s the most common mistake made in the first few pages of a script?



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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">It’s that time of the month again when a new #loglinechallenge is set! Here are the prompts! Taking part is simple… Use the prompts to inspire story ideas and write them as loglines! Great way to practice writing concise loglines with which to pitch your ideas, come […]

New #loglinechallenge starts today! Come up with a logline from a prompt each day this November!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> If you’re like me, and you love analogies and creative ways of explaining theories, then you’ll love Robin Mukherjee’s book which takes a look at the art of writing screenplays. “Craft is to be found in the very nature of experience. And the more we understand […]

Book Review: The Art of Screenplays, A Writer’s Guide by Robin Mukherjee (Creative Essentials)


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> It’s that time of the month again when a new #loglinechallenge is set! Here are the prompts! Taking part is simple… Use the prompts to inspire story ideas and write them as loglines! Great way to practice writing concise loglines with which to pitch your ideas, […]

#loglinechallenge! Come up with loads of new story ideas and practice your logline writing – only takes a few minutes ...


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> You know you can rely on Kay Mellor for a comfort-watching feel-good feast, and her latest offering In The Club certainly didn’t disappoint. Much like Sally Wainwright, Kay has this wonderful ability to weave a multi-protagonist story across a series and still leave us wanting more. […]

What writers can learn from In The Club’s series finale… Plus London Screenwriters’ Festival DISCOUNT!



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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/">Results day. Exciting, terrifying. GCSE and A-Level results were out earlier this month here in the UK and as happens every year some students will have been elated and others not so much. But don’t panic, Mr Mannering! As hard as it may feel right now, in […]

Don’t let grades put you off becoming a writer/editor/film-maker. DIY!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> Fear is something that many writers contend with; and you’re not alone – script editors, producers, actors. We all experience fear in one way or another… Is my work good enough? Will I be taken seriously? Will my work be misconstrued? Will my spelling let me […]

3 great ways for writers and film-makers to face fears and boost creativity!


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> It’s that time of the month again when a new #loglinechallenge is set! Here are the prompts! Taking part is simple… Use the prompts to inspire story ideas and write them as loglines! Great way to practice writing concise loglines with which to pitch your ideas, […]

New #loglinechallenge starts today! Come up with loads of new story ideas and practice your logline writing – only takes ...


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Like and share:Follow http://www.writesofluid.com/"> I read a lot of scripts that are “true stories” or “based on” true stories; stories that are really appealing curiosity empathy-wise. Personally, I’m a big fan of documentaries and I find that these, and TV/film “based on” true stories, are always fascinating and very engaging. […]

Writing from real life: Why lie? How to make true stories resonate…