This Wednesday the 20th March a guest author came for what I thought would be a reading... Except he ran a workshop. Before I get into that though I need to tell you who Mike Jenkins (www.mikejenkins.net) is. He is a poet and author. He has performed at the Hay Festival and the Aldeburgh Poetry… Continue reading A Guest Writer – Mike Jenkins
So this Tuesday gone - the 19th March - I wandered up to the Carmarthen campus to listen to Rati Saxena ( http://www.boloji.com/writers/ratisaxena.htm) . I wasn't sure how this would work as she is a Hindi poet. But I also found out that she is also a translator, scholar and runs kritya (www.kritya.in). She has… Continue reading A Guest Writer – Rati Saxena
Well, it turns out that screenwriting is far harder than I would have thought. It's not what you put in but rather what you leave out. I've written a scene where a woman is abused by her husband (nasty I know but he does die in scene four). Anyway, she is being beaten... Do I… Continue reading Screenwriting 4
This is short story that I wrote for the course. Enjoy.... Sleep Deprivation He looked at Sylvia’s face. Her snoring had woken him again. It was arrogant kind of snoring. Her face was soft still, not much lined but it made an appalling noise; the kind of noise which, in the dark of night made… Continue reading Sleep deprivation
I'm so relieved! I was starting to worry... But the provisional marks came though today and I am passing my masters. Phew! Big relief... Now I just got to finish!
I've changed my idea, the other one just wasn't working. It was a decent enough story, a child's fantasy, but it just didn't have 'legs'. There was very little way of putting in a subplot and exploring the intricacies of screenwriting. So out went the child's film and in comes the adult drama. I'm actually… Continue reading Screenwriting 3
This is my version of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' as worked from the breakdown I posted the other day. Saffron She runs, hardly able to see. The darkness around her is oppressive and bears down on her like a presence, always watching. She stumbles and falls to her knees, smelling the damp decay of… Continue reading Saffron
Okay so it's a little late... On the first of the month the first thing we say in our house is - "White Rabbits" Course this is probably a corruption of another tradition, but in our family it is our own tradition. I've been working on fairy tales and have mind-mapped Goldilocks and the Three… Continue reading White Rabbits!