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Random quote #6

I’ve had some professional studio meetings, and the ones where I really got glammed up, I’ve had questions like, “You didn’t really write that script, did you?” I’ve actually had a couple of producers or executive people ask me that … Continue reading

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Random quote #5

I’m an atheist; I suppose you can call me a sort of libertarian anarchist. I regard religion with fear and suspicion. It’s not enough to say that I don’t believe in God. I actually regard the system as distressing: I … Continue reading

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“mums aren’t good at being funny”

Don’t ask why but I recently watched an edition of The One Show (broadcast on 22nd July 2009) with Hugh Dennis as the studio guest. The presenters asked him about the lack of women on such shows as Mock the … Continue reading

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Writing women (links)

I recently read this rather old interview with the estimable Graham Linehan (Father Ted, The IT Crowd, etc) in which he said, I would probably be more comfortable writing just two men. I do find it hard to write for … Continue reading

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Random quote #4

I don’t need the money. Not needing the money puts me in a magical place because I can say no. I like the idea of having good movies made or having no movies made. Neil Gaiman on The Anansi Boys, … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. –Pudd’nhead Wilson’s New Calendar. in Following the Equator by Mark Twain (1897) I really enjoyed this film starring one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Joss Whedon

So, in summary: please ignore me/pay attention to me, and judge my work on its own merits unless it has none in which case give me a pass ’cause I said I was a feminist.

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Margaret Atwood

“I’m a reader of science fiction and fantasy” – Margaret Atwood in Ursula Le Guin at 80 BBC Radio 4 17th March 2009 at 11:30 I thought at first (due to her accent) that Margaret was confessing to be a … Continue reading

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Random quote #3

For men at most differ as heaven and earth, But women, worst and best, as heaven and hell. from Idylls of the King: Merlin and Vivien by Alfred Tennyson Cheers, Alf.

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Random quote #2

“Just because you can argue better doesn’t mean you are right.” Lianna in Lianna (1983) written by John Sayles

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