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Like the vast majority of writers I don’t find the writing process easy. Some days it’s painfully hard work. Not smashing up rocks with a pickaxe down a salt mine hard, but writing can be its own exquisite desk-bound hell. Most of the time I’m not enjoying myself, particularly when working on the first draft of a script. Enter the dark high priest whose goes by the name Procrastination. Hey, and what better way to procrastinate than a blog? (more…)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This is my first blog post, and I’m writing it on Thanksgiving. I thought I’d take a closer look at my favourite Thanksgiving movie, from a screenwriting point of view.     Planes, Trains and Automobiles is hardly an obscure choice – indeed look up any “Top Ten Thanksgiving Movies” list and this film will inevitably feature. (more…)