Where Do I Find My Writing Inspiration?

I am a really really bad writer in that I don't really follow rules. I was always taught as a child to write every day. It's one of the main rules you'll find when looking for tips to improve your writing. But I don't. I find that if I force the writing, then it reads …

Depression and Writing

Depression and writing can be tricky to discuss. A narrative that is often heard is that depression helps fuel creative genius, and that some of the great creative geniuses led awful lives, but that was okay, because they created such great works. It's a narrative that's been parroted to me over and over again for …

Writing Update #24: Breakthrough

I've been really struggling with my writing recently. Work has been very stressful and I've not been dealing with that very well. I've been really lethargic and dealing with some health issues as well, so my writing has really taken a hit. Until last week!  I was just going through my notes for Vita when …

Writing Update #23: Not Much Writing Happening

So...I've hardly written anything since last year. January and February were filled with work and stress and anxiety for me. When I had time off, I was trying to make the most of it, whether that be through travelling or exploring (for example my trip to Lisbon or days in London), or I was trying …

Writing Update #22: A Halloween Miracle

In my last writing update I wrote about how the London Film Festival inspired me with my cinema script. I completely rewrote the beginning and middle, but was stuck on the final third. I am so excited because I finished the first draft! I had been struggling with the final third. I knew almost exactly …

Writing Update #21: How The London Film Festival Inspired Me

In my previous writing update, I wrote about how I was stuck on all of my WIPs. I haven't made any progress on Vita or the untitled ghost nun script yet, but I've made a lot of progress with the cinema script! The idea came to me initially while I was watching Shane Dawson's series …

Writing Update #20: Stuck Again

I got stuck in my head again. I currently have three scripts on the go right now: Vita, the hybrid-supernatural-comedy-about-ghost-nuns-that-still-needs-a-name, and a thriller set in a cinema. I'm stuck on all of them. Vita and the hybrid are in rewrites. The main issue I have with Vita is that Queen Victoria is so difficult to …

Writing Update #19: Definitely Writing Award Winning Screenplays

I haven't posted a writing update in a while, because for ages I was stuck in rewriting Hell with Vita. I edited the script entirely on my flights to and from Edinburgh, and the second draft still needs work, but it's getting there. While in Edinburgh, I started developing a new series. It was taking …

Writing Update #18: April Showers, April Pours

The beginning of April brought some big changes for me. This caused a lot of stress and subsequently a couple of minor health issues (werk high blood pressure).  After all that, Einstein also had some health issues, and so April seemed like a write off, writing wise. I wasn't inspired and when I was trying …