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Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)

The celebrated opening of Wilder’s Hollywood noir, Sunset Boulevard:


The Craft of Writing. Don't serve it on a Silver Platter-make them work

Readers can be lazy! Writers need to make them work a little bit for their story! Not only is it more engaging and therefore more interesting for the reader but its a lot more challenging/rewarding for the writer. 165 more words


Story Skeletons

When you need to touch base with narrative structure and practise oral storytelling and sequencing skills… use ‘story skeletons’.  This activity is based on using the STAR(Setting, trouble, action, result) narrative structure.   135 more words


Jimi Hendrix :: Remember

When I first started all this, my novel was set firmly between the years of 2002 – 2012. The inciting incidents of unrest were hazy notions about terrorist attacks and revolution. 886 more words



The last two weeks, my mind has been preoccupied with the science fiction short story I’m working on.  All sorts of problems so far and I’m not yet finished with the first draft.  645 more words


Storytelling-it's not always about the words

Before children can ‘write’ a story they have to be able to ‘tell’ a story and there are all sorts of ways you can ‘tell’ a story; you can draw it, move it, play it(musically) and say it! 149 more words


The Craft of Writing-Hooking the Reader

Every piece of writing needs a really good opening which grabs the readers attention, students need to be aware of this and practice writing good ‘hooks’. 138 more words