Daley James Francis


I’ve just sent off the latest draft of my horror-comedy-action film screenplay The Night Force to a well-respected and vastly experienced script consultant, and I can tell you right now that it is the most exciting and terrifying experience of my writing life. The good news is that I have already received the following feedback: “I wanted to commend you on a job well done so far. This current draft of THE NIGHT FORCE is… Read More

Based on a True Story… Witnessed by Drunks. I’m very excited to announce that my latest novel SOMERFLIP is now available to purchase as a Paperback via Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. The Kindle Edition will follow in April 2015, but I’ll keep you posted. Don’t forget to head over to my Amazon Author Page to see my other books, including potty-mouthed rom-com WALKING UP A SLIDE, and my children’s adventure THIS BOOK BELONGS TO. More information about… Read More

Shane Black

As freelance writers, it is important for us to have mentors, and people who inspire us. Most freelancers have a list of blogs that they have subscribed to because they enjoy the words of wisdom from certain writerly folk (mine include Carol Tice, Lucy Hay and Jeff Bullas) and keep coming back for more. From a personal standpoint, my biggest writing mentor is the screenwriter (and now film director) Shane Black. Since I… Read More

Overcoming Rejection as a Freelance Writer

If there is one guarantee in the career of a freelance writer, it’s that at some point down the road, rejection will rear its ugly head. It doesn’t matter if you’re a bestselling author or an Oscar winning screenwriter, everybody has been faced with a “No” at some stage of their career, and when it happens, it hurts like a punch to the gut. Nobody wants to be rejected, but at the… Read More


Every story needs a great main character. Hero, anti-hero or villain, the main character should be interesting enough for anyone who finds the story to be enthralled and engaged from the first word until the last. Lance Armstrong is the ultimate inspiration for writers, and you can learn a lot about storytelling from his story over the last 20 years. He’s an unreliable narrator and a great mix of hero and villain…. Read More


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