Building a TV Series Bible

May 14, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few years ago at the London Screenwriter Festival, Jeff Norton did a session on how he pitched his TV Series idea and episodes using powerpoint. In this, concept, characters, plot, theme and story were all portrayed visually …

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What are the benefits of writing a novel?

April 15, 2019
Bob Eckhard

In 2011, with electronic books starting to get published, a moderator on ‘Shooting People’ detailed how several of his e-books made it into Amazon’s Top Ten List. What’s more – within days, a film company optioned every one of his …

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Pros and cons of creating a trailer for your screenplay?

April 2, 2019
Bob Eckhard

In the same way that some writers use mood boards or hand out project flyers to potential producers at screenwriter festivals, the idea of a filmed trailer is right up there when pitching that great idea. Indeed, if the trailer does impress …

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Why are actors able to perform a character better than the one the author writes?

February 21, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all Sorry, no clever writer resource for you today but instead something equally valuable in helping your stories leap off the page, wrestle the poor reader to the floor and give you every chance of making an impression …

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Production – the value of audience

January 10, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hello! Hope you are keeping well and writing lots. Sorry for the absence on social media just recently but I’ve been producing a comedy farce this month written under a pseudonym – find it here  Now, unlike the writing resources …

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Eight sequences to writing the three act screenplay?

November 25, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Not sure if I’ve posted this template on here before but if you didn’t see it first time round, it’s your lucky day! Now I can’t remember where I got the template from – possibly Pixar (?) What …

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Art of subtext – between and beyond the lines?

November 20, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi there, Strange but true – scripts that keep us interested and wanting more are often those ones in which the character’s motivations and intentions are hidden from us or seep out during the course of a story…and this more …

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Writing?

November 11, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few years ago I came across an online resource with some handy tips as to things to watch out for when editing your scripts. Personally, I wouldn’t have called them ‘deadly’ sins because there are far worse …

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Are you creating compelling stories that excite and thrill people? (part 1)

October 9, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, It’s that time of year again! That period of autumn where we are either: developing a stonking new script idea that will be ready for competition in the New Year? ( Or) fetching out an old script and …

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When your Nemesis isn’t really a threat to your hero…

October 3, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Following up on last week’s post, here is a resource to help bolster your Nemesis (aka Antagonist) in your scripts/stories. As before, I am indebted to Scott Myers and his excellent sessions at LSF on ‘Compelling Protagonist’ and …

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