What is story?

What is story? That’s one of the prickly questions tackled by screenwriting guru Robert McKee in his book Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting, which does a remarkable job of both dissecting the craft of the storyteller, and inspiring the reader to stop shirking and get to work. At the heart of … Continue reading What is story?

My book list (2): The Dark Tower Series

Don't ask me what my favourite book is. I can't tell you. What I can do is offer up a list of books I never tire of. Here's the second ... The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King I know what you're thinking. "That's not one book - it's eight!". Yes, it is. But Stephen … Continue reading My book list (2): The Dark Tower Series

Five scary monsters

Without the dark there is no light. Here’s a list – in no particular order – of five monsters that still have the power to keep me awake at night if my mind makes the mistake of inviting them in. Are they my top five? It’s hard to say. Ask me again tomorrow and I … Continue reading Five scary monsters