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Working methods: PUSH AND PULL

Working methods: PUSH AND PULL

Here’s another little tool for your writer’s toolbox; a friend of mine had read my novel and we met at a cafe to discuss it. After some constructive overall feedback, we started to talk about the characters, their wants and needs and what pulls them toward and away from their goal. My friend grabbed a […]

Film School Confidential: ANGER THERAPY

Film School Confidential: ANGER THERAPY

“What makes you angry?” the teacher asked. My immediate response: “How much time do I have” Of course all of us have things we’re angry about. I never thought it would make it into film studies, but I understand the notion of writing from emotion, dragging something you feel strongly about into your storytelling. Each […]

Writing Experience: THE DROWNING DETECTIVE

Writing Experience: THE DROWNING DETECTIVE

I wrote a movie script a few years back, I just thought of an English title for it. The basic premise came from my Fusion writing partner Malik Hyltoft. We were always exchanging ideas for roleplaying game scenarios back then. I picked up his plot and started writing the scenario, as Malik didn’t get around to […]

Writing experience: FUSION

Writing experience: FUSION

Some time in the early Nineties, I was involved in a grandiose project of making a generic role-playing game for the Danish market. Somewhere between 20 and 30 writers participated in what was supposed to be three books; a rule book (“Vision”), a fantasy book and a near-future one (working title “Fusion”). I was – […]

Writing experience: “DOWN THE ROAD”

Writing experience: “DOWN THE ROAD”

My old friend Rune Christensen asked me to write the script for his animation short “Down the Road”. The premise was to make a cartoon thriller, in black and white, with a minimum of effects. In reality, this could have been filmed with just two people in a car, and be finished in less than […]