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The joy of screenwriting

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I’ve been toying with screenwriting for years without actually finishing anything, until we started Zolascope. The first full-length works of fiction I completed were two novels, Lady Caine and Black Project. So when I came back to screenwriting with renewed seriousness it was with a sense of discovery and surprise. Writing screenplays (long or short) is entirely different from writing… Read more »

Cheating in screenwriting

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There’s been something of an interesting debate in an online forum for filmmakers I frequent. One member asked it it’s sloppy story telling if characters suddenly seem to be possessed of crucial knowledge without showing how they came by it. You know the sort of thing – a protagonist or antagonist suddenly turns up at the home/office/lair of another character leaving… Read more »