Category Archives: Writing Insights

INSIGHTS – Sociopaths: What really makes people (and characters) ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ (or sometimes just brilliant) – PART ONE

Part One: What is a Sociopath and what’s it got to do with writing? What really makes people (and characters) ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ (or sometimes just brilliant) and what’s it got to do with writing? By Ian Kennedy, WriteMovies Director of World Wide Development. I was lent a fascinating pop-psychology book last year which really

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What your scripts have been telling us: January to June 2016

Insights: Genre and what it really tells us

By Ian Kennedy, WriteMovies Director of World Wide Development:   Genre is so often key to convincing producers, and audiences, to take an interest in your story. Yet at the same time, I hear lots of writers and viewers complaining about formulaic, predictable, derivative stories that lack originality and interest precisely because of their adherence

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