The Blog, University

Things Said By Actual Students and University Professors

As I stand triumphantly on the finish line and wave goodbye to three years of screenwriting at university, I thought I would share a few gems with you. I have a habit of writing down things that are said by the people around me. My classmates and lecturers were no exception. I've gathered up my… Continue reading Things Said By Actual Students and University Professors

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Moar Filming a Short Film

I slept well last night. Even if the rain has made me ill. After hiking across half of Southampton to reach a graveyard and back, I have learnt how wonderfully nasty passers-by can be. If people believe that walking their shitting and pissing dog around a cemetery is perfectly fine (or letting their children drive… Continue reading Moar Filming a Short Film

Reading, Reviews, The Blog, University

Orange Squids, Killer Ghosts and Filming a Film

Hello! It's been a while and I do apologise. I've been writing all over the internet but now is the time to share the fruits of my labour. I'm here to tell you about an awesome website run by squidmasters, praise Maureen Johnson's latest book and how one of our uni assignments is to film… Continue reading Orange Squids, Killer Ghosts and Filming a Film

The Blog, University

Eggs, Sex and a Comic Skit

A post concerning egg-art and critique in pictures. Yesterday was a wild adventure to the sex shops of Soho. Our erotica class was led by the surprisingly knowledgeable Sarah Bailey and now I think about it I shouldn't be that surprised, she does run a unit called 'writing erotica'. There was a six foot golden… Continue reading Eggs, Sex and a Comic Skit

Exercises, University, Writing

A quick guide to the basics of writing erotica

"We are dealing with sex. We're going to be embarrassed and everything will have a double meaning. We're not even going to try and rise above it." -- Sara Bailey Sex is both blushing difficult to write and wonderfully simple. There is a larger market for erotica fiction than you might think, too, so it… Continue reading A quick guide to the basics of writing erotica

NaNoWriMo, Short Stories, University, Writing

Post-#NaNoWriMo Blues? I don’t have time for that!

...I won. I'm still waiting for the joy to flood over me. In the course of four days and with only (accumulatively) 15 hours sleep I bleed out 18,500 words. Needless to say, it will take some time for me to recover. I almost killed my housemates for keeping me up on the night I… Continue reading Post-#NaNoWriMo Blues? I don’t have time for that!

Short Stories, The Blog, University

But I thought we were arch enemies! (and) I’m you’re wife, damn the sheep!

I'm pretty good at improv but I'm definitely good at text message improv. Over the past two days I've had some fantastic banter between Jack Tindall and Elijah Gill. Prepare to meet my arch-enemy and sheep-cheating husband! WILLOW Sorry I missed the Film Club screening. What's one next Monday? JACK The cinema has flooded at… Continue reading But I thought we were arch enemies! (and) I’m you’re wife, damn the sheep!

University

I LIIIIIIIIVE! (This is Sparta)

I have officially survived and completed my first year at university. Wow. I didn't expect it to feel this anticlimactic. They really shouldn't organise for five deadlines to be in the same week. I haven't slept, by the way. I've just done an all night-er in order to complete my last (and worst) essay of… Continue reading I LIIIIIIIIVE! (This is Sparta)