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A Personal Story

My journey began with two novels published in the early 2000s. Both were published by Summersdale and subsequently optioned by Bonsai Entertainment in Hollywood.  I also won the Euroscript Film Story Competition in 2001 for another story, and all the above led me to have to work with others – including a recognised ‘script doctor’ – on my… Read More »

Who is my protagonist?

I quite often work with writers who are uncertain which character is driving the story. Several have compelling arcs. How do we decide whose story we are telling? In simple terms, the protagonist is the entity whose story is being told and the antagonist is the entity who is blocking the progress of the protagonist… Read More »

When is a story not a narrative?

The key difference between a narrative and a story is simple enough: A story is only ever in mind. Narrative occurs continuously all over the cosmos. Wherever there is change over time that is a narrative. Somewhere a cheetah is taking down a gazelle. Some kids are playing football in the street. A moon is… Read More »