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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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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Open Road to Better Planning?

September 25, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today’s offering is a follow up on last week’s post about how every script should have two stories within it: – one charting what physically happens in the story (plotline). – the other charting the protagonist’s emotional journey …

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Artists

August 18, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Last year I happened across Andrew Price’s excellent seminar. Initially, my intention was to make it my second blog post but the link was mislaid and it eluded me until yesterday when I happened across it again. Although Andrew is …

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