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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What is the value of a produced script?

May 28, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Apologies if you’re searching for part 2 of the writing for animation mini-series – in my defence, I did say it will be a drip feed over the next two months but I can tell you now that …

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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 you might consider writing a web-series?

April 22, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Let me start by saying that anyone with an interest in making a web series should approach it with a ‘long haul’ mindset. I offer this caution because much as it is a great way to see your writing produced …

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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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Pros and cons of writing for animation?

March 26, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Okay, this week we consider animation and why you should consider writing it. Interestingly, this time last year I was placed in the finals of the Euroscript Screenwriting contest with an animation film treatment that I had adapted from a …

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Pros and cons of writing and producing a short film?

March 19, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  We continue the series with the skinny on producing short films… Unlike feature films and large scale stage productions, the short film format offers a cheaper alternative for telling story. The best short films have a small cast and …

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Pros and cons of writing for radio?

March 12, 2019
Bob Eckhard

We begin today with the skinny on: how the screenplay you wrote years ago might fare better by being adapted to radio. Often, screenwriters imagine radio to be the poor relation of other mediums such as film, television or stage. Certainly, …

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