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Five Screenwriting Lessons I Picked up from (Sorta) Hanging Out With Vince Gilligan.

Five Screenwriting Lessons I Picked up from (Sorta) Hanging Out With Vince Gilligan.

On Monday I had the rare privilege of picking up some screenwriting lessons from Vince Gilligan live at the ACMI’s inaugural Series Mania event. Gilligan, of Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul fame had come to share some industry insights from his career, and needless to say, people were excited to hear from him. It was wonderful to get a sense of Vince’s screenwriting ethos, and also the […]

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Editing Update 2 – Where to Next? Letting the Story Tell Itself.

It’s time for an editing update! I officially finished my first manuscript (MS) edit last week! (Cue celebrations). With this in mind, I’ve been able to look back at my progress post-editor so far. This is where I’m at: About 120 notes on digital MS copy Several pages of notes in notebook Numerous physical MS notes that I’ve marked to come back to later. All […]

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Pun Network News

Pun Network News

Years ago, before I started writing fiction, I wrote a series of regular articles with a buddy of mine at the University of Canterbury. They were called ‘Pun Network News’ (Yes, that’s a pun), and luckily (unluckily?) for all of us, I kept them. So, without further ado, I present (mostly unedited): Two articles from Pun Network News. March 2008:   Pun Network News Presents: […]

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Editing Update.

Hello everyone, and a fine Mahok to you all! 2017 is racing by and so this update comes to you from the middle of June, after much has happened and little has been updated. Today, I want to share where I’m up to with my novel manuscript so that you can get a handle on how things are going, and what you can expect in the future outside […]

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The Clockwork Dungeon: A Review of Self-Publishing Marketing Techniques.

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a full month since my latest novella (The Clockwork Dungeon) launched! I’ve been self-publishing for almost three years now, and the release of The Clockwork Dungeon featured my most relaxed launch ever. Some of that’s down to where I’ve settled with releasing my work – when I first started self-publishing, I would put a lot of work into promotions […]

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