20 Nov 2010

Golden Nuggets

Today I’ve found a couple of ‘Golden Nuggets’ that I’d like to share. The first is that I’ve just seen that author Nick Hornby is setting up a writing school for kids. How good is that? The school is accessed through a secret doorway at the rear of a Dickensian style shop selling all things Harry Potterish; you know jars of human snot and that sort of thing. Check out the story here.

The second nugget I want to share is regarding those interested in making movies. I found out that Amazon Studios in conjunction with Warner Bros are holding competitions for budding screenwriters.  Check this out here.



  1. I don't believe in writing schools and never will. They will, generally speaking produce assembly line writers, like we see way too much of today.

  2. Well I really enjoyed Nick Hornby's books but I guess I'm too old to join the school. I like the idea of someone teaching 'writing'. It's a skill we are in danger of losing along wiv speakin n all that. Nice to meet you. I've hopped by via Burciko's blog hop and am your latest Twitter follower.

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