October 16, 2018

aka how insight training can make you a better writer

Right now, all around you, millions of neurons are firing around inside approximately 7 billion of the most sophisticated organic computers this planet has to offer. These computers take on millions of tasks, running...

September 21, 2017

When you first start writing, the question “which is the best screenwriting book?” feels like a search for the Holy Grail. From Saving Cats to Heroes’ Journeys, everyone gives you advice on that one book to get you writing soaring visual epics.

There are hundreds of boo...

March 24, 2017

A blog on theme and how it relates to scripts, audiences, characters - and your entire life.

THEME AND SPECTACLE a.k.a A Tale Of Two Batmen


How do you remember "Batman and Robin"? Gaudy? Too many "ice" puns? And the Bat-Nipples. I don't think many people can unsee the B...

January 3, 2017

Rocky: I can't do it.

Adrian: What?

Rocky: I can't beat him.

Adrian: Apollo?

Rocky: Yeah. I been out there walkin' around, thinkin'. I mean, who am I kiddin'? I ain't even in the guy's league.

Adrian: What are we gonna do?

Rocky: I don't know.

Adrian: You worked so hard.

Rocky...

December 13, 2016

How to become a better and more prolific writer whilst commuting - by Alexis Howell-Jones

December 6, 2016

1700 degree hot coals are not designed to be a carpet to success.  

After the second part of Talent Campus, I stand corrected. And given I walked over them, both having been corrected and still being able to stand are impressive feats.

In July I did a blog about walking...

December 3, 2016

Fruit machines can make you a better writer and better in relationships. Really.

In the history of business psychology, the gambling industry have been way ahead of everyone in terms of tricks to get consumers to be less risk averse.

No clocks, no windows, drinks for the...

July 27, 2016

I walk over the long track of broken glass. Even though I’ve seen others come out unscathed, I wonder how badly I’m going to bleed.

Hang on, that’s not it. Go back a bit.

I look at the email which says I’ve been accepted for Talent Campus. Two seconds of elation, then th...

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