Developing Creative Discipline – part 12

September 10, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Well… …it seems like the ideas for the ‘Developing Creative Discipline’ strand just keep coming. This week, we consider what to do after the script is written – and let me be clear here,  I am not talking about sending it …

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Developing Creative Discipline – part 11

September 3, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Hot on the heels of finding time to write, we consider the value of reading. This week – the importance of books that will help you to become a better writer. Interestingly, three of the books (in the …

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Developing Creative Discipline – part 2

June 17, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few weeks ago I watched a Royal Television Society online interview with Sally Wainwright which was really interesting. Among the many questions about her thoughts on past and present projects, one question drew my interest of this …

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Planning for the perfect screenplay?

May 28, 2020
Bob Eckhard

(above: mood board that accompanied short film idea pitched in finals of Enter the Pitch)  Hi all, Like many of you, I  have  also found myself with time on my hands over the last few months. A lot of it …

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Exploring the artist’s opportunity to thrive?

April 8, 2020
Bob Eckhard

I wonder what this image brings to mind? For many of us the picture will speak of freedom or wild abandonment. For some, it will suggest a chance to explore and discover new things. Yet for some, it serves the …

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Are you maximising your creative output?

April 2, 2020
Bob Eckhard

In last week’s post, we considered the way that the isolation of Corvid has afforded us time and opportunity. Today, I’d like to return to a post from last year which is the gift that just keeps giving. I refer …

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Why every screenwriter should have a low-budget screenplay in reserve?

March 18, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As there may not be much else for many of us to do in the coming weeks, I thought a post on writing low-budget screenplays might excite? Okay, I happened across a post by Jacob N Stewart of …

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Making a short film poem – step 3

March 4, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Firstly, apologies for the absence of a post last week. I’ve no excuse other than time ran away from me with work and other things. That said, I did spend the Tuesday with six fab actors and Bridget …

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Making a short film poem – step 2

February 19, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Welcome! Those of you who read last week’s post will know that in my attempts to get writers to produce things, I have set a challenge to make a film poem in 3-4 weeks. In that post, I set the …

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Why not make a film poem?

February 12, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As some of you will know, I am a big advocate of producing your own work – by that I mean, in addition to whatever you are writing and submitting to competitions you should also be getting things made …

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