Monday Motivation: Words matter

Monday Motivation: Words matter

-Richard Beynon I’ve been having a debate with the head writer of the soap opera I’ve been working on this past year or so, about the contribution of language to the success of the show. The point I’ve been trying to make concerns the use of provocative language and ideas, some of which challenge the … Continue reading

Monday Motivation: A small lesson in economy

Monday Motivation: A small lesson in economy

-Richard Beynon I came across a movie short the other day. Beautifully shot, wonderfully orchestrated, it tells the poignant story of a toy robot’s dreams and adventures – in just two minutes and 42 seconds. It’s called Address is Aproximate. Why this is relevant to writers and writing has everything to do with its economy. … Continue reading

The writing and publishing process: the hideous infant

The writing and publishing process: the hideous infant

-Jo-Anne Richards I love this image of a book-in-progress:  “a kind of hideously damaged infant that follows the writer around … hideously defective, hydrocephalic and noseless and flipper-armed and incontinent and retarded and dribbling cerebrospinal fluid out of its mouth as it mewls and burbles and cries out to the writer, wanting love, wanting the … Continue reading