The Interview and Charlie Hebdo.

  Like everyone I’m shocked by the events that unfolded in Paris on Wednesday. As I write at least a dozen people have been murdered at the French offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, apparently because it courted controversy by publishing cartoons satirizing Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.  (more…)

Quote me on this…

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…)