The table on which I work, where I write, where I learn lines, where I memorise scenarios for roleplays, where I have breakfast, where I read, where I just sit and watch the birds, is ancient and falling apart. It hasn’t always been that way.Continue reading “Marie Cooper’s Writing Space”
What the Scriptly Writing Challenge Taught Me
I did it. I made it. I got to the end of The Literal Challenge‘s ‘Scriptly Writing’ challenge. That felt both the shortest, and yet longest, two weeks of my life. Scriptly Writing. Writing fourteen screenplays in fourteen days. So what have I learned during this gruelling two weeks of being blasted, naked and spinning cartwheels out of my comfort zone?Continue reading “Scriptly Writing – Challenge Complete”
Writing 14 Screenplays in 14 days.
11 October 2020
It is only the second day of TLC’s Scriptly Writing screenwriting Challenge. I can’t say it’s getting any easier as yet. Does it get easier? I looked at the brief last night, stunned with befuddlement. I let it sink slowly into my gelatinous jellyfish of a brain and went to bed. I did not want to get tempted to write, for fear I would either sit frustratedly looking at a blank screen for hours or sit up writing all night.Continue reading “Scriptly Writing Challenge – Week 1, Day 2”
I signed up to a Screenwriting Challenge today. I saw a post on the BBC Writer’s Room Twitter, that mentioned the challenge. That’s how this all kicked off. The tweet asked “Could you write 14 short scripts in 14 days? ” Probably not, I thought. But I could give it a go. What’s the worse that could happen? No one’s ever died of extreme screenwriting… Have they?Continue reading “The Literal Challenge – Scriptly Writing”
I took some time out from writing essays (and procrastination whilst worrying about essays) last week to go join in with the wonderful Script East ‘Get Scripted’ writing weekend at The Garage.Continue reading “Script East, Get Scripted Writing Weekend”