Self-discipline in the creative’s new normal

March 26, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Without diminishing the horrendous scourge of coronavirus that is currently decimating families and communities across the world, it does seem that the self-isolation that accompanies it is also bringing its changes to our human interaction, both socially and …

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Are you putting your best foot forward?

February 5, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hello, Obviously I can’t speak for every writer who is reading this but if – as a creative- you’re anything like me, you probably engage in a daily struggle that is best described as ‘writing’ versus ‘admin.’ For many of …

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Planning – the versatile magnetic whiteboard

December 20, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Sorry to be late with the last post of 2019 but I’ve had a few other issues to deal with. Suffice to say any New Year’s Resolution to be better organised in 2020 will still be dependent on …

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Why producing your own script might be the best thing yet! (part 2)

October 22, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Following on from last week’s post about the seminar I attended a few years ago at the Soho Theatre in which the speaker admitted that scripts sent to BBC Writersroom seldom end up being made into TV …

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Learning to write clever in a data world?

September 25, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few weeks ago, I decided to catch up on all my unread emails – a huge task as there were 300+ Obviously, a lot of the circulars were easy to delete without reading, others not so…but then …

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Producing your own play

June 18, 2019
Bob Eckhard

A few weeks ago, while on an online chatroom, I was asked about the logistics of putting on my play. Now, as my answer on Facebook was rather longer than the small text box would allow, I inadvertently ended up …

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Agency – Conflict of Interest?

May 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Came across this infographic the other day and thought it might be of interest to those writers who long for the day when they will be represented by an agent. Now, while this deals primarily with writers operating …

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What are the benefits of blogging?

April 30, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, time for a short break from the pros and cons of writing different formats. Instead, let us consider the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of writing a regular blog which (in terms of social media) is a great way to grow your …

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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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