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 V 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 V 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 V said...

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