book review

We have here a very important book indeed. It’s bold and it’s brave, but it’s also exactly what we need to learn to elevate our game in this industry in the current climate. At the time of printing, this book is the only one of its kind. With representation of […]


It’s a new year and that means we’re all raring to WRITE WRITE WRITE, right? Who are we kidding? We miss our fun and free time over Christmas, we have the January blues… BUT, we can do something about this and gear ourselves up for a good writing year! For […]

Book review: WRITE WRITE WRITE by Daniel Martin Eckhart

Aaron Mendelsohn is a working screenwriter, professor of screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University, and an elected officer and lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America West. He currently has a feature film, a drama series and an MOW – a rare trifecta – in development at major studios and […]

EBOOK REVIEW: The 11 Fundamental Questions (Guide to a Better Screenplay) + GIVEAWAY COPY!

When I saw that this book was coming out, I was excited – who DOESN’T want to create an awesome elevator pitch like “JAWS IN SPACE” and sell their ideas in the best ways possible? Plus, pitching’s one of those scary things that you fear – unless you learn about […]

Book review: JAWS IN SPACE – Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters by Charles Harris

I was thrilled when I spotted a new Creative Essentials title by Kamera Books on the topic of script editing; something that always intrigues me given its close connection to script reading/consultancy. I picked it up at the London Sreenwriters’ Festival (use my special discount code: SOFLUID-16X to get a […]

Book review: The Art of Script Editing by Karol Griffiths

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 Essentials screenwriting book family. […]

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

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 that experience, the more […]

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