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

October 22, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Okay, 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 …

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Why producing your own script may be the best thing yet… (part 1)

October 17, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hi all, Several years ago, I attended a morning seminar at the Soho Theatre in which a senior BBC reader presented the 10 rules of writing a good script – actually, I probably still have the notes for it …

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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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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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Can the act of drawing make you a better writer?

September 17, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Today,  I’d like to explore how the act of drawing can be an invaluable process in shaping our stories and resolving issues within them. I first became aware of the benefits of drawing back in the mid-90s while studying an Open …

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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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Bereft of ideas? Reach for the camera!

August 23, 2019
Bob Eckhard

( photo taken close to the source of the River Blackwater which rises in the mountains outside of Killarney.) Okay,  first things first. Apologies for this late blog. Also, for the post I missed altogether last week. That said, I …

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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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Thinking production – try radio!

July 23, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Following my exhortation in last week’s post to think outside the box and find other mediums/formats to produce your stories, I thought I’d start with a quick update about my play ‘The Lost World of Malcolm Ridge’ which had …

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