A story by a Sara Roberts, a wonderful young writer, recently published on Hackney Writers site…
“Out back late”. The note was pinned to the fridge with the plastic magnet they got in Vegas, with glitter sparkles trapped inside. Amanda sighed and heaved the bags of shopping off the floor onto the Formica table with its mysterious patterns of coffee stains like corn circles….Found..
As I’m still unable to show the full film – here’s a short 35 second continuous take of actress Shelley Draper preparing before action is called. The camera was sitting on a tripod, the shot was being set up. You will see the clapper board and people walking around. Her dedication was first class and acting brilliant.
Scriptwriting is interesting work – you never quite know how things will look on the screen, and I’m so glad such a wonderful actress was involved in this project
On a topical note, a friend of mine, Frances Hay wrote a wonderful piece to mark the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination which really is worth a read. The story is adapted from her work in progress, Cloud Illusions, a novel about four women’s intertwining life stories across four decades of Presidential elections.
Na No Wri Mo, is a great excuse to get out there and just write – the aim, to churn out a novel, to hit word count targets. It’s a great movement, pulling writers, ex writers and new writers out of their malaise, smashing their writers block and fostering creativity.
But it’s not for everyone. You may not want to write a novel, it might be poetry or script writing that captures your mood. Or it might be that you’d prefer not to churn out X number of words every day, that you want to work on the quality of your work.
So, the lovely, supportive group that is Cafe Aphra, have started their own writing challenge for November. You can set the challenge yourself, knowing others are doing just the same. So, if you need a bit of support or want to declare you November writing goal, check in at Cafe Aphra.
The Halloween excitement is over. Our film The End showed on You Tube for just 5 hours and got over 600 views. You can’t now catch it online, but it’s heading off for consideration at various festivals.
In the meantime, I’ve posted a link to an interview the directors, Raj Pathak (We Are Heroes Films) and Crash Taylor (Coldwater Canyon Pictures) did for Nottingham Live.