Tuesday, 25 February 2014


Genuinely saddened at the news of Harold Ramis' death. Actor, writer, director (of one of the greatest comedies ever made) and all round good guy. I was at a screening last night and before I heard the news we were all at the bar discussing how good and important a movie Groundhog Day is for writers.

Goodnight, Dr Spengler, and thank you for making me laugh.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

I have a blog?

Well, of course. But it's been a while with a lot of time taken up with teaching and writing. And there is more teaching to come, which is exciting. Being paid to talk to others about a subject you love and are frankly obsessed by is amazing and does wonders for the old self confidence. The folks at Screen Education Edinburgh are a fine bunch.

Lots to do afterwards as well. More short ideas to be hammered into draft form, that 8 sequence approach to Wanted I said I'd attempt (it's coming, Nick, I promise!) and loads more. Life is getting fuller these days, which can only be a good thing, especially with two new nieces to dote on.

So, this is just a quick note to say I'm still here (to the few of you who read me) and the proper blogging will resume soon. In the meantime, I've got a deadline in a week so I'm shutting myself away in my office and will emerge unshaven and shaky in seven days time.