For all the aspiring novelists out there November brings NanoWriMo, an annual challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in one month. Hugely successful and all over the web at this time of year it doesn’t, however, whet the appetite of screenwriters and Scriptfrenzy, the short-lived sister project to NanoWriMo for scripts, has long since […]
The Hero’s Journey from Iskander Krayenbosch on Vimeo. Iskander Krayenbosch has put together this great little animation explaining the Hero’s Journey in simple terms that anyone can watch and quickly understand.
I thought I’d kick-start regular posts to this blog by digging a little deeper into some of the topics covered in my book, Writing The Science Fiction Film, as believe-it-or-not, people have been asking me to!
What’s the story behind this breakfast..?
…to the End of the World.
A research group at the Tottori University Department of Engineering in Japan, led by Professor Akira Ishii has developed a mathematical model to predict how films become ‘hits’.
According to the news piece, plans are being drawn up for a “Doomsday ark” to be built on the moon by the European Space Agency.
If the original source story this is based on is true – and I’ve no reason to suppose it isn’t – then it’s great material for the basis of a number of stories and it could go pretty much any direction. Personally, I think it’s a sit-com.
In 1900, a sponge diver named Elias Stadiatos discovered the wreck of a Roman cargo ship located near to cape Glyfada in Potamakia, 60m undersea and 30m from the shore of the small island of Antikythera, near Crete, Greece.
According to this report luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate-hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.
The criminal gangs of New York in the 1800s were predominantly made up of young men, but they also had female members, some of whom were notorious fighters.
Inmates escape from a prison in Northern Germany using a home-made shotgun.
An oddly compelling image of human faces packaged supermarket-style like pre-packed meat.