The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

Writing groups are about critique. Good writing groups keep it about the work, bad writing groups make it personal or at the very least about ego. That can be hard to take. Sometimes even in good writing groups it can be hard to tell where the person who is giving the critique’s ego stands in relation …

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It’s been a busy last few weeks between just general life stuff and getting Reliance ready to publish. So busy I haven’t had a chance to go for a ride for a few weeks. something I’m very aware of as my bike sits in front of my car as I pull into my garage every …

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Ok, I’m getting the feeling that while everybody likes the layout, they’re not digging the title and that’s cool. I’m used to title changes from the film world. Nothing I’ve ever written has ever had its title survive all the way to the end with the exception of one film and I’m not talking about …

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I’m suffering from information overload a little. When you push a screenplay out into the world, you pack it’s bag, hand it a boxed lunch and then watch it drive off in the strange man’s car. It doesn’t even turn around to wave. The next time you see it, it’ll either be an embittered young …

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Ten days ago, I decided to try a promotion package for Devil’s Gambit to a service with an extensive Twitter presence (well way more extensive than mine anyway). Now bearing in mind, I’m a new to the scene writer. Twenty plus years of writing for film and TV doesn’t mean shit other than it does …

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  Writing is a bit like living in a vacuum.  Well screenwriting more so I guess.  I can at least look at my daily sales figures on Amazon to see how my book is doing.  Film though?  Well you send your script out there and where it goes and who reads it, you never hear …

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Well the cover for my upcoming thriller has been chosen.  I’m not going to reveal which one yet but I would like to thank everybody who voted for the cover of their choice.  It made an already hard choice easier, though not so easy it was a snap.  I’m still waiting to get back notes …

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