Building a TV Series Bible

May 14, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, A few years ago at the London Screenwriter Festival, Jeff Norton did a session on how he pitched his TV Series idea and episodes using powerpoint. In this, concept, characters, plot, theme and story were all portrayed visually …

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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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Creating and producing?

February 27, 2019
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Fifteen years ago, an interesting insight came to me while attending a less than inspiring seminar about the image of God at theological college.  Suddenly – as an aside – the lecturer stated that God might be better understood as …

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Production – the value of audience

January 10, 2019
Bob Eckhard

  Hello! Hope you are keeping well and writing lots. Sorry for the absence on social media just recently but I’ve been producing a comedy farce this month written under a pseudonym – find it here  Now, unlike the writing resources …

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Eight sequences to writing the three act screenplay?

November 25, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Not sure if I’ve posted this template on here before but if you didn’t see it first time round, it’s your lucky day! Now I can’t remember where I got the template from – possibly Pixar (?) What …

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Art of subtext – between and beyond the lines?

November 20, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi there, Strange but true – scripts that keep us interested and wanting more are often those ones in which the character’s motivations and intentions are hidden from us or seep out during the course of a story…and this more …

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Are you creating compelling stories that excite and thrill people? (part 2)

October 16, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, As you may remember, last week I left you with the first section of notes from Karl Ilglesias’ session on creating compelling stories for emotional impact. Aside from the raft of practical advice about evoking emotion in the reader there …

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Are you creating compelling stories that excite and thrill people? (part 1)

October 9, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, It’s that time of year again! That period of autumn where we are either: developing a stonking new script idea that will be ready for competition in the New Year? ( Or) fetching out an old script and …

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Open Road to Better Planning?

September 25, 2018
Bob Eckhard

Hi all, Today’s offering is a follow up on last week’s post about how every script should have two stories within it: – one charting what physically happens in the story (plotline). – the other charting the protagonist’s emotional journey …

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