It’s one of the most popular questions I hear from other writers, and I have decided to write an ebook all about how I got from having zero (I’ll repeat that: ZERO) contacts in the movie industry to working as a ghostwriter for one of the world’s most successful screenwriters! Yes, that really happened. IContinue reading “How do you get your screenplay read by the right people?”
Take a look at my Eurovision comedy special blog post!
Hello and a warm welcome to all my loyal comedy cult followers – it’s now time for me to set you some challenges… and announce some new rules! And anyone who disagrees with me is OUT! As your cult leader, of course, I can basically do what I want and make up any rules thatContinue reading “New Rules for my Comedy Cult!”
Hello dear cult members! Tonight I am discussing Stephen King – and is he actually any good? It doesn’t matter how many billion books he’s sold, that doesn’t necessarily make the geezer a good writer – or does it? I’ve spoken to loads of people who’ve read Fifty Shades of Crap, and I think everyContinue reading “Is Stephen King Any Good?”
Well, let’s look at the positives: For a start, if you already know someone well, their personality and how they would probably react in certain situations, then it really does make writing easier. In Confessions of an Invisible Man, I based Ledley, the kitchen manager on a guy I knew at school called Alwyn Simpson.Continue reading “Is it a good idea to base characters on people you know?”
All my many thousands of fans (… and by “many thousands”, I actually mean my girlfriend Julie and my online stalker, Brian), may have been wondering what’s happening with my next novel, Confessions of an Invisible Man. Well wonder no more, because it’s coming out on Valentine’s day. That’s only about two weeks away. SoContinue reading “Confessions of an Invisible Man – here on February 14th!”
Roddy Doyle’s writing tips! Thinking of writing a novel? Check out Roddy’s tips on my comedy-writing blog!
My new comedy book for magic performers is finished. It’s called The Comedy Climax! With contributions from Nathan Kranzo, Mike McClean and Mel Mellers…