Tag: Scriptwriting

March Blog: Surviving the Ides of March

Spring has truly sprung and with it some psychical shift has taken place. ’bout time too! I’ve been busy editing and redrafting all month and though the process feels interminable at times I know I’m making some headway. I’ve also been newly motivated regarding my script work, which admittedly had taken a back seat over the winter months, with the…

February Blog: Black, White, & In-between

  For the shortest month in the calendar February certainly seems to be dragging it’s heels this year. Does the one extra day really make that much of a difference? I’ve been entering lots of writing competitions this month and, as I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, the deadlines are very useful but it is easy to get too caught…

December Blog: December Brag

  I can, without any doubt or hesitation, say that 2015 has been my most prolific year of writing in a long time. For that I am grateful. I don’t want this blog to read as a brag but I’m really proud of the work I’ve done this year. Naturally, there have been plenty of ups and downs; that’s the…

Short Fringe

It doesn’t seem that long ago since I was writing about completing the first draft of my screenplay, Grand, and now here I am writing about having finished my 6th and (hopefully) final draft. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster ride of emotions and learning but I’m so happy to have done it. With that finished, I’ve obviously now got to…

Ceteris Paribus

Ever nearing completion, I’m currently on the 5th draft of my screenplay, Grand. In fact I will have the 5th draft done this week and, all things being equal it’s really just a case of tiding it up. The story itself has undergone many changes from its initial inception and I’m really pleased with it as a whole. What happens…

How To Forget A Memory

What a busy summer it’s been. Over the last month I’ve managed to get a colab proposal together, How To Forget A Memory, with my friend and colleague Úna Kavanagh (and we’re still friends!). This was a positive experience in working quickly and working collaboratively with someone else. We got the proposal together (and looking well I must add) and…

March Hares in June

Being roughly midway through the second draft of my screenplay, Grand, I’m really happy to see the script coming together on the page before me. This is obviously part of a greater process; I believe every writer in every form is continually progressing or developing in some way, through the writing itself.  Besides doing some major work on my script, such as…

From Manor House to Greasy Spoon

It’s  been a case of planes, trains, and automobiles over the last week. Getting to rural Montgomeryshire in mid-Wales took a little bit of effort so I decided to have a stopover in Birmingham on either end of my recent writers retreat at Gregynog. Otherwise, I’d have had to leave Dublin at 3a.m. just to get to Wales, which seems crazy considering I can (almost)…

Did I Write That?

Last night was the first time I’d noticed it. Around half-past eight. That wonderfully Irish thing. A sign of nature trundling forward, despite, or in spite of, the rest of us. A grand stretch in the evening.  I’d been oblivious to it. My evenings (and much of my days) have been taken up lately with getting a first draft of my feature…

My Script, My Lover

The script for my feature, Grand, is now tipping the edge between treatment and screenplay. To be honest, I’m chomping at the bit to get stuck into the actual script but I’ve been making changes to the story (and working on my scene-by-scene), all of which I’d rather have as solid as possible before I progress any further. I’m still…