Review – Alien

41 years ago, an iconic Sci-Fi Horror franchise began. While the reviews for 'Alien' were initially more mixed, it really has stood the test of time. Exactly how well does it though? Something that works well for 'Alien' is its simplicity, how easy it is to follow and that works because of its slow pace. … Continue reading Review – Alien

Treatment – Route 704

Logline: Two friends, Deonne and Trent, wake up on the bus to Dublin, surprised they haven't gotten there after what already feels like hours of travelling. When they begin noticing suspicious occurrences, things gradually escalate, putting the passengers in danger of turning on each other. Theme:  Taking a step back from the situation to think … Continue reading Treatment – Route 704

When You Can’t Make Your Story Work

Featured Image Credit: Cressida Downing | writersandartists.co.uk I'm sure we've all had moments like this, where an alluring idea crops up in your mind, you write down a few scenes, characters and your own logic to support it all before hitting a brick wall. Everything looks fine, but something doesn't feel right. Eventually, after countless hours of … Continue reading When You Can’t Make Your Story Work

Are You Underestimating Yourself As a Writer?

Source of Featured Image: Jeff Goins | goinswriter.com As a writer whose knowledge of writing only seems to reach the surface when it's 100% necessary, I often feel like I underestimate myself. There are days where I wonder if the career should continue to be pursued and others where I can clearly see how much I've learned … Continue reading Are You Underestimating Yourself As a Writer?

What If The Coronavirus Was A Movie…

As of this writing, the Coronavirus has been serious enough to force dozens of events - including concerts and Dublin Comic Con: Spring Edition - to be postponed for populations' own safety, not to mention the possible rescheduling of WWE's biggest show of the year, WrestleMania, temporarily introducing in-cinema seat separation, encouragement to self-quarantine and … Continue reading What If The Coronavirus Was A Movie…

What the 1st Paragraph of Your WIP Should Do

Featured Image Credit: Joel Lee | makeuseof.com  There's only so much that can be done with a first line before it ends up turning into a paragraph with no periods. That can be a headache for any reader. Compelling first lines can be tricky. First paragraphs, however, have more to offer a reader wanting to … Continue reading What the 1st Paragraph of Your WIP Should Do

The Validity of Writing in Multiple Genres

Featured Image Credit: marketing-eficaz.net It's been long said that writers of all sorts should stick to a singular genre; whatever category your first story ended up in, you shouldn't veer outside of that world. All I can say is whoever came up with that so-called logic mustn't have been confident in their abilities. In reality, … Continue reading The Validity of Writing in Multiple Genres