How to Tell a Story to Save the World

Over the past few months, I’ve been serialising a new, short book about creative writing on the Writers Rebel website. It’s called How to Tell a Story to Save the World. It’s covered five screenwriting manuals by five storytelling gurus, World War Z in novel and movie form, and today the final chapters went up. […]

Something’s not right with storytelling

I’ve had some really thoughtful and passionate responses to the first part of How to Tell a Story to Save the World – recently published on the Writers Rebel website. It seems to have helped some writers clarify what they were already thinking and feeling. (Something’s not right with storytelling.) I’ve already heard that it’s […]

Let’s have a little dance (in the kitchen)

Long-time followers of the blog will know that I’ve done some lyric writing (for Emily Hall and True Bypass, among others). Most recently, I’ve been writing with the extremely talented and funny Will Grove-White of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. His credits include Fleabag and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. We wrote this during […]

How to Tell a Story to Save the World

A little advance warning – tomorrow the Writers Rebel website will start serialising a short book I wrote during lockdowns 1, 2 and 3. It’s called How to Tell a Story to Save the World. You may have seen a version of it here already, as a lecture I gave to Birkbeck MA and MFA […]