Interview With Screenwriter Paul Gallagher

Interview With Producer and Screenwriter Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher from Twelve Chairs Films discusses his company, and the art of film.

Newsbots

Newsbots

Okay, this is it folks, robot writers have taken over the newsrooms. Forget the corporate media hijack, now it's software bots who are threatening to rule the roost. AP is in the lead with this, using software to create news items and business articles. Yahoo and Fox are also in on the act, auto generating … Continue reading Newsbots

Thanks For The Visit - Now How About A Donation

Thanks For The Visit – Now How About A Donation?

Trooping the colours at a time like this? Really?

Here We Go Again - Putting The Pound Before People

Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

Grenfell. The big question on everyone's mind is how did this happen?  Yes, how? That's a question for another day.  The possible answer is awful, and I won't even go there.   The fact is that people lost their lives in terrible circumstances, and guess what, this might have been prevented. My more immediate question … Continue reading Here We Go Again – Putting The Pound Before People.

A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

  Hooray, or Hoorah, we’ve all won … and we’ve all lost.  What an extraordinary election result!  I spent an evening as an outsider  in a Stroud pub where the new Labour MP and his supporters were ‘over the moon’ celebrating his return and the election result. I am happy for Stroud, and Kensington, and … Continue reading A Jolly Good Election But What Does It All Mean?

A New Britain?

A hark back to last October, what’s changed?

New London Writers

Never mind, now we can all embrace ourselves with a Churchillian spirit – there is a war on again,  against terrorism, against the outside.  And the British do war so well, particularly nowadays. The British do very well selling arms. The Saudis love it; the Yemenis just get bombed.  The Afghans, Libyans, and Iraqis have to flee from British military intervention.  And the refugees Britain created are being saved by Greeks and Italians, as they flee to the EU across the sea.  So that’s okay then, it’s not a British problem. The British no longer take refugees.
Then the British do have their new Normandy, their Calais.  Their refugees, including children and women, with every right of entry to the UK, are waiting for British bureaucracy and disappearing justice.  It takes forever, because the British don’t believe in human rights any more, Theresa May wants Britain to leave the EU…

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Bravo Ireland!

Bravo Ireland! 

With all the election anxiety here in the UK, how refreshing to read about Ireland's newly elected prime minister.  Once considered the most conservative country in Europe, it is nothing less than a miracle that Ireland has voted in favour of inclusivity and openness. For decades, young people left Ireland's shores for a future elsewhere. … Continue reading Bravo Ireland! 

Should I Vote? Or Should I Go On Holiday?

Who Should I Vote For? Or Should I Go On Holiday?

A Tourist’s Guide to the upcoming UK election, by Paul Gallagher   Yes, there’s yet another election.  So many in so few years proves that the UK is the most democratic country in the world, and as every English child is taught, the birthplace of democracy. [1] What a difficult choice we have!  So many … Continue reading Who Should I Vote For? Or Should I Go On Holiday?

The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

On reading the recent articles in the press, there was an incredible amount of delusion concerning both Brady and Hindley. It's amazing how people like Lord Longford and David Astor insisted on Hindley's good character, her newly reformed self and her absolute right to freedom, even going so far as to label her a political … Continue reading The Foolish Wisdom Of The Wise

How To Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel

Ask any editor or agent on the lookout for new work what they are looking for and they will tell you they’ll know it when they see it. What they mean is, they want to find a book that grabs them from the first line, paragraph or page and doesn’t let go. They will give … Continue reading How Do You Edit Your Book Into A Page Turning Novel