Monthly Archives: June 2011

three-step drama

I recently watched Barton Fink by the Coen Brothers. I loved the look of it, I loved how lots of it was chopped together, but mostly I didn’t like it. It made me too uncomfortable, and it shared that quality with … Continue reading

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contradictions of character: the good kind

Tim Riggins. Ah, Tim Riggins. It’s like someone reached inside my subconscious and constructed the perfect teenage boy to break my teenage heart. But enough about me. Friday Night Lights is (mostly) masterful when it comes to character. The show … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights: what I learnt about writing a sex scene from watching football

I just finished watching all five seasons of this little show called Friday Night Lights. It took me one week. It’s probably just because I’m still all mixed up in the joy of it, but right now it’s my favourite … Continue reading

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the moments you write for

Writing is hard. You hear that a lot (or maybe you don’t), but until you’ve continued to write for months past the point where inspiration runs out and writing becomes an exercise in endurance you don’t really get how true … Continue reading

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