Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Paul Parkes

In the latest edition of UK Writer (the Writers' Guild magazine, currently hitting doormats nationwide) , I interview Paul Parkes, writer/creator of King Arthur's Disasters, about his writing career. For non-members of the Guild, you can find out all you need to know about Paul at his website, and, of course, like every self-respecting writer in the 21st century, he has a blog. Ya feel me?

7 comments:

Jason Arnopp said...

I hear ya barkin', big-dog!

Lucy said...

Oh dearie me, it's all getting rather testosteroney in here! I'm scared.

Jason Arnopp said...

Shut it love, and put the kettle on. Etc.

Wyndham said...

Hi Danny,

I've got a question for you. I want to put together some spec scripts but I'm uncertain whether to build in act breaks to them, for example if they were targeted at a commercial network.

What's your advice on this. If it is a good idea, where do they go - every 15 pages, 20 pages? What?

Lucy said...

Maybe Danny will have different advice, but I don't think you should worry about ad breaks, Wyndham. I've read spec scripts with act breaks in and I find it rather distracting, not to mention pointless since there aren't actually any real adverts (though I read a rather audacious script once that allowed for ad breaks AND provided the scripts for the ads as a gimmick!). Since you don't know where these specs will end up, what's most important is the story I reckon.

Blimey I'm blog-jacking again aren't I???? For shame.

Wyndham said...

Thanks Lucy, I've always wondered if it was worth doing if only for the technical practice of signing off with a teaser or plot dangle.

Lucy said...

And why not? If it's just for you, no reason you can't do what you want.