Developing Creative Discipline – part 4

July 1, 2020
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today we look at a creative discipline so far untouched- I refer of course to the ongoing professional development which we should really be about all the time (but seldom are unless it is timetabled into our schedule). …

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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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Writing with a film mindset

April 16, 2018
Bob Eckhard

A number of years ago I was fortunate enough to be selected on a freebie weekend in Odense, Denmark linking writers, directors and producers from across Europe. With its emphasis very much on writing in a way that aids and …

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Structure Checklist for 3 Act Screenplays

March 27, 2018
Bob Eckhard

While doing my annual spring clean of my cluttered computer desktop I came across this file which I think is an amalgamation of various courses and books I’ve read over the years which I then pinned onto a board for …

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Handy tips for screenwriters

October 4, 2017
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today’s offerings are notes taken from a screenwriting session on a Fyn Film training weekend in Denmark in 2011. Apologies if the notes appear disorganised but I was writing as fast as Brendan Foley and other speakers were …

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Writing for emotional impact

September 27, 2017
Bob Eckhard

  Today’s offering is a set of handy notes on how to create and invoke emotion in the people who will read your script. Although the obvious application is for screen, I do think that the principles are generic and …

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Welcome to Bob Eckhard Writer Blog

July 26, 2017
Bob Eckhard

Welcome to my writer’s blog. Let me start by saying I don’t think I have much to add to the multitude of advice that appears online every day. That said, what I intend to offer is a variety of resources …

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