Why producing yourself might be the best thing yet! (part 3)

October 29, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Firstly, apologies to those who are reading this post and wondering what happened to my promised blog of ‘Why producing yourself will be good for health and wellbeing?’ Rest assured, it’s coming but has been temporarily shelved until …

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KIcking your can or making a film?

October 1, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Yes, it’s a tin can with the wrapper removed…but to Queen lovers everywhere, it serves up the mnemonic of  the proverbial ‘can’ that is ‘kicked all over the place.’  Whichever way you see it, if you’re a writer, …

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Generating story ideas from photos? (part 1)

August 27, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Following on from  last week’s post in which I enthused about using a camera for inspiration for when the muse departs, I’d like to explore today how the actual history behind a photo may provide as much of an engaging …

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Thinking production – utilising your camera or mobile phone?

August 5, 2019
Bob Eckhard

One of the hardest things with producing anything is doing it for the first time – be that an art collection/installation that will be exhibited, a novel, creating a podcast and distributing it, writing, directing and producing a stage play …

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Thinking production – what about stage?

July 29, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Hot on the heels of last week’s post on how writing for radio might be an easier option for producing your story idea (that you once imagined as a TV pilot or screenplay), I’d like to talk about …

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Write it once, find three different ways to produce it?

July 18, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today we begin another mini-series  – this time connected with maximising writing and production.  Inspired by a phrase that Chris Jones used on a Talent Campus session on ‘Social Media’  where he instructed us that when writing a …

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Animation: Structure is everything!

July 2, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, This will be a short post today as I am in the middle of getting a stage play ready for performance a fortnight today. Interestingly, unlike my comedy farce from earlier in the year, this stage play – …

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The ‘how to’ on making a short film

June 25, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Suffice to say that it wasn’t my intention to set up a mini-series on production but having tackled how to produce a stage play last week, I thought I would balance it out with one on producing film. …

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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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