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Discussion in 'Café Life' started by Christopher Evans, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Christopher Evans

    Christopher Evans Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hello everyone
    My name is Chris and I am brand new to Litopia. I am a keen writer, yet to be published or represented - I have worked in the film and TV industry as an Assistant Director for 15 years and although I love my job my burning desire is to focus more on my writing.
    I have written a full-length novel and am 3/4 way through my second. I have also written several TV scripts and short film scripts and wish to move forward with all of this.
    If anybody here has any advice I would be extremely grateful!! I would also be keen to chat and meet up with other keen writers (especially of comedy!) with the idea of future collaboration.
    Thanks
    Chris
     
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  2. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome! Interesting background there. I do have an idea for a TV script -- comedy but on the black side -- which has been sitting in a drawer for several years because it needs [collaborative] development. I'd need to do a lot more work on it before showing it to anyone, though, and I don't have the time at present -- demands of day-job and family have become almost all-consuming. Good luck with your novel, anyway -- what's it about?
     
  3. James Marinero

    James Marinero Venerated Member

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    Welcome Christopher. I'm sure you'll find plenty of support and advice here. Judging by your background you wil have plenty to contribute too.
     
  4. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome! :)
     
  5. MaryA

    MaryA Active Member

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    Welcome Christopher, I look forward to reading some of your work.
     
  6. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the Colony, Chris. Searching through old threads might help you with advice: we've made the mistakes, so you don't have to!
     
  7. Christopher Evans

    Christopher Evans Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks everyone! It's nice to have some people to chat to about it all - writing can be lonely at times (even if it is fun!)
     
  8. Christopher Evans

    Christopher Evans Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks Marc - the novel I am currently writing is about a vegetarian boy of 19 who one day, accidentally, drinks beef stock and goes mad, attacking livestock and trying to eat whatever animals he can find (weird I know!!). He gets falsely accused of murder and it goes on from there... I am very pleased with it so far - about 3/4 through but needs a lot of tidying up - think it's quite funny, without blowing my own trumpet!
    Also got a couple of TV series scripts on the go at the moment too - first episodes done, writing the follow up eps now. Too many ideas!
     
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  9. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    Nice piece of cake
    Hi Chris, hope you have a happy and productive time with us.
     
  10. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Hello...I love the premise. Plenty of funny dark pandemonium potential.

    Just as a by the by, I was talking the other day with an elderly Greek doctor with a special interest in immune problems. He mentioned another elderly physician, Prof Alan Ebringer, who postulates that BSE, aka mad cow disease, is actually bovine multiple sclerosis. Something in cattle feed. 'Their back legs go,' he said. The presentation is highly relatable to human MS.

    And you touch on that fascinating idea of ghosts in the machine...people who have a transplant and a few months later they have a burning desire to consume Chicken MsWhatsits or whatever, when they'd never have touched it before with a barge pole.
     
  11. Lex Black

    Lex Black Respected Member

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    Welcome the Colony!
     
  12. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the colony!
     
  13. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Chris. It sounds like you have some fantastic ideas and I wish you luck with them. As you no doubt have contacts within the film industry you should cultivate and nurture for your scripts!
     
  14. Geoff

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    Welcome!
     
  15. Patricia D

    Patricia D Venerated Member

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    Hello and welcome
     
  16. Luciferette

    Luciferette Active Member

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    Hi Chris! Your novel sounds great, unusual but commercial (did you watch Simon Amstell's Carnage?). Looking forward to hearing more!
     

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