Esther Selsdon, Mario Petrucci, Courttia Newland, Marina Benjamin, Hugh Stoddart and Nicola Baldwin discuss the books they are currently reading.
At awards season, scripts of newly-released films find their way online as studios and agents quietly upload PDFs of screenplays as part of their Oscars' push. Reading these scripts offers a window into the writing process.
Nicola Baldwin describes her first forays into writing about medical science, and how this became a major theme in her playwriting.
Hugh Stoddart, Courttia Newland, Marina Benjamin, Esther Selsdon, Nicola Baldwin and Mario Petrucci discuss their desert island book.
Courttia Newland, Esther Selsdon, Nicola Baldwin, Hugh Stoddart, Mario Petrucci and Marina Benjamin discuss their favourite children's book.
Hollywood’s recipe of the hero’s journey is concentrate of Joseph Campbell diluted via the commercial wisdom of ‘story consultants’. But what if we put a heroine in the frame? Does the schema of desire, jeopardy, prize-wresting, and finally, homecoming still hold? Nicola Baldwin thinks the journey is even more important for women, who invariably forfeit something along the way.