My Story from Twisted’s Evil Little Sister: Killing Her Little Darling
Favourite quote: ‘Are you feeling lucky?’ – Dirty Harry
In July / August, 2014, my first stage play ‘The Widow’, was produced by Talking Scarlet at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, and at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. I adapted the play from my original screenplay, yet to be produced. My first feature-length film was ‘Out of Bounds’ and I had the great good fortune to see it screened on BBC One, three times.
‘No Kissing’ is my first original stage play and is a contemporary story about an impoverished inventory clerk who expects to find an empty flat but finds a seductive woman and a large wad of hidden cash.
‘Famous Emery’, is a 9-minute episode I wrote for the children’s animation series about trains called ‘Chuggington’, currently airing on BBC’s CBeebies.
I have written and sold several screenplays that never made it into production, including a commission from Working Title Films / TV.
I’m very excited about Twisted50 and Twisted’s Evil Little Sister – the competition process was inspiring and immensely enjoyable and has given me a love for writing prose. ‘Killing Her Little Darling’ came from an open wound that every creative person will understand. I am now polishing my first full-length novel.
My sons read all the Harry Potter books but they also wanted the audio version read by Stephen Fry. They would listen to life in Hogwarts while I listened to the radio. Now, having listened to the excerpt of ‘Killing Her Little Darling’ I understand why. As much as we all love movies there is
Every writer suffers rejection and most have ways of coping with the pain which always feels personal. There was a time when the support of a literary agent was not critical to a writer’s career but when the Internet opened up the world, agents, producers, TV networks shut their doors to all but represented writers.