My writing week, November

What a difference a few weeks can make.

Since I last posted ‘My Writing Week’ in October a lot has changed and for the better I may add.

My main science fiction novel ‘Past Tense’ is still resting and about a week away from me going over the first draft, as much as I tried to forget about it altogether, it has crept back in my head numerous times, a bit like the memories of a good film the day after the night before.

My main character keep popping in my head and scenes from the story re-run like that movie from the night before so have found it hard to completely forget it.

In the mean time, you may of noticed ‘Spark‘ has been removed from the blog for reasons best read here, and I have been writing the remainder of the story offline, well that is the case but now this will be published as a short story for anyone to download via their Kindle or PDF for you computer.

I’m actually really excited about this as it will my first proper story to be published as a book.

It should with a bit of luck be available before Christmas and I will let you know here and on Twitter.

The big news this week is not something I had really considered doing, but have now been asked to write a short script based on one of my ghost stories.

I’m still trying to work out how this happened, but will fill you in with the basic details.

A few weeks back I was writing up a short, very short ghost story for Halloween, nothing spectacular, or so I thought, but got so busy with my main job that it didn’t get done in time, the long and short of it was I found another site that was asking for British ghost stories, so as I had just finished it that day, sent them a copy, well you could of knocked me down with a feather when I got a reply and an offer to turn it into a script.

Now Script writing is completely different to story writing and, as I said above not something I have previously considered doing, why, because it drives me nuts, I’ve done it before, let my explain.

The main difference between writing a story and writing a screenplay script is in a story you are telling the reader what is happening, with screen writing you are showing the story rather than telling the story, this makes for completely different writing skills and layout.

There is a format you must follow but won’t go into that here as, believe me, it would take a lot of explaining.

So yes I’m going to do it and hopefully they will use it, so everything else is on hold for a few weeks while I get this done.

As always when I can tell you more I will, but for now it will remain just another spooky ghost story in the making.

2 Responses

  1. Anita Wilks November 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | | Reply

    oooooo screen writing sounds exciting, is this for a movie and will make you famous

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