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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

So it’s the new year and I’ve already broken my number one resolution which is:

Stop making up arguments with people in your head where you cut the other person down to size with your incisive remarks and caustic truths.

And my number two resolution namely:

Stop projecting negative outcomes onto events that haven’t happened yet.

On the good side, writer David Bishop has invited me up to Edinburgh University to talk about abridging books for the BBC. I've just had a quick look at what's expected and am horrified thrilled and challenged to read it's the part of the module called Narrative Practice - Vocational Skillset. So I'll have to make abridging sound Extremely Difficult which it is of course but only when the producer is a pain in the arse.

Read book.


Slash through the subplot and the other subplot about hero’s inability to connect to his mother.

Cut the book into five episodes each of 2,500 words.

Read through to make sure it doesn’t have plot holes you can drive a truck through.

Collect massive cheque from the BBC.

(Now one of the above sentences isn't true. Guess which one!)

There have been other major changes too which is why I haven’t blogged for a while. More very very soon.