How to start writing – Marian Keyes

tips on beginning writing

Marian Keyes, Irish novelist, made this brief video of 3 techniques to get started on the writing and potentially beat writer's block. If you live in the UK and pay a TV licence, you can see it at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05fj5f8 In summary, her 3 helpful hints are there: Establish a routine which works for you (she …

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A L Kennedy – what good writing is

Listening to "The Verb" BBC Podcast (episode 3 Feb 2018) on writing, yesterday, on a bus, I was astonished and captivated by comments on writing, by A L Kennedy:   What a writer should write: "From the writer's point of view, if you're not saying what it's burningly necessary for you to say, absolutely to …

Writing his First Movie Script: Sylvester Stallone

For the first time, I watched "Rocky" through - best of all, the attached DVD commentary by Sylvester Stallone - who comes across clearly as a writer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6bLJrQE4QY He talks about finding the heart of the story - and how financially broke he was when writing.  There are wry and ironic looks back - and …