REVIEW: Proof Positive by Lucy V Hay

**SPOILERS WILL FOLLOW**

Proof Positive is the recent book written by Lucy V Hay. She is an author, script editor and writes articles for the website Bang2Write. She uses her blogsite to assist other writers to write their best piece of work whilst navigating the labyrinth-style industry she works in.Read More »

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ANYTHING Short Film

Hello, lovely people! It’s been a little while, but I’ve been busy in Birmingham filming a short film I am sharing with you today. It’s theme is youth homelessness and I hope you like it. Here’s the premise:

Tyler is an 18 year old unsure what he wants to do with his future. Pressured to make a choice, Tyler makes a rash decision and goes to live on the streets. Meeting Grace, a homeless woman, Tyler finally sees the future isn’t as scary as he first thought.

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and maybe what kind of short film you’d like to make if you got the chance.

Love,

Abbie Allen

Anything Short Film

Sneak Peak: JENNA & THE SWORD OF POSEIDON

This is a little sneak peak at what I’m working on. If you want to read more after the excerpt, I would love to hear from you! Love, Abbie Allen

Running through the blades of grass, with her left leg being half prosthetic limb, wasn’t quite how Jenna saw her summer holiday ending up. Her balance was slightly off due to the running blade her Uncle had got her, but it was still a little difficult for her to get used to, even though she had always worn one as long as she could remember. Trying not to look behind her, Jenna leapt over a fallen tree and hid behind it, attempting to keep her heartbeat steady.

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SNEAK PEAK 01

This is a little sneak peak at what I’m working on. If you want to read more after the excerpt, I would love to hear from you! Love, Abbie Allen

With my foot on full throttle of the car I seriously hoped I wasn’t going to crash. I kept a tight grip on the steering wheel, my hands at the three and nine position. I had no time for indicating, not when I was trying to chase a madman behind the wheel of a bulky four-by-four. My Mercedes’ engine started to roar, so without looking I switched up to the next gear. The madman’s car was hurtling down the road, but I was getting closer to him, the sirens and lights on the top of my car piercing any tranquillity the streets had on a sunny, warm March lunchtime. He turned off, going the wrong way round a roundabout, so I followed him.

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When Wanting To Murder Your Series Plotting

Welcome back to another blog! It’s getting all a little scary right now, only a month away from the end of my time at University. Final year has gone so quickly and now I’m in the mad dash to get all my work done for the looming deadlines. So, whilst I’m in the mindset of my Major Final Project (dissertation equivalent) that is a 3-part Crime Drama for TV I’ll pass on a little bit of help and guidance I picked up from how to plot stuff into the series, but it’s mainly stuff like thrillers or mystery.

PLOTTING:

So, when you’ve got certain things that need to be found out in certain places, this is what you should do.

Figure out how many episodes you have content for. From there, you make a list of points you need to uncover. Once you have that, figure out which ones go together. Once you have that, choose which points come in what order and choose which episodes which points come into the series. Once you’ve got that, then make sure it’s evenly done and you don’t give the whole chain of events away before the end of the series. That would definitely kill the series in its tracks.

I hope that helps and you can make your own series the best it can be. I wish you luck in your writing endeavours.

Love,

Abbie Allen

University: Adaptation Project

Have a read of a fellow writer’s work who is on my University degree

The world according to fitz

Ok, so tomorrow I am meeting with the author of my source text that I have chosen for my Adaptation project for uni. For our adaptation unit we had to choose text and then write a treatment of how we would adapt it into a different medium and write a few scene from our interpretation of the text. I chose the 2007 novel ‘Blue Sky July’ by Nia Wyn, a Cardiff based author. The story is very relate-able to me, as it follows the first seven years of Nia’s son Joe’s life who has cerebral palsy. It was interesting for me to see the impact that CP has on the parental side, while not being directly effected by the disability it still bares a big impact. It kind of made me realize that the events of the book must be similar to what my parents went through with me when…

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Autism Awareness Month- Living with Asperger Syndrome

Bearing of the soul can be a good thing, but sometimes it can be really difficult to do. So, I’m going to write this blog to bring awareness to Autism for the Autism Awareness Month.

Living with Autism can be both gruelling and exciting. There are many challenges I have to go through living with Asperger Syndrome. I was diagnosed when I was three years old and it made things a lot more difficult for my parents to go through. They had to change their methods of bringing up a child compared to how they had been bringing up my older sister. It was hard for them because they also had to adjust to the idea I’d got it from my Dad too.

School for me wasn’t any easier either. I talked to my Mum about it a couple of months ago and she told me that my parents struggled to get my learning support because I had it, only to be given to another student they thought needed it more. It was really hard for them to make sure I was brought up okay. But I think they did a pretty awesome job. Secondary school was difficult as I got my support in Year 8, only for it to be dropped down to 1 teaching assistant in two lessons out of 25 a week. However, I was still able to come out of school with 7Cs, 2 Ds and a B equivalent in ICT.

School was very difficult for me being Autistic because I was different to my peers. I didn’t have a mind working like everyone else because of it. So the other students bullied me for it for thirteen years. I told teachers and my parents, but there was only so much my parents could do. It stopped when I left secondary school and went to college to do Acting. There was one good thing about school though. I found my love for writing stories.  I started writing them when I probably should have been revising for my GCSEs.

College helped me with my confidence and it also helped me to start to learn what kind of stories I wanted to write, including starting my career for writing scripts. One of my tutors, Sharon, saw what skills I was developing and started helping me make them better. I left college with a DMM overall from the two year course. I was then able to go to University, after many thought I wouldn’t be able to with my disability. Yeah, I was bullied by those I had been put into a flat with for my first year of Uni, but I found friends in my course and progressed further in my development.

So here I am, two months away from the end of my third year at University on a Scriptwriting degree in Cardiff, two hours and a half away from my hometown. It looks like I’m gonna come out of Uni with a 2-2 overall, but I’m pushing to get a higher mark. My disability hasn’t been a limit, not anymore. I’ve grown so much and proved that I can do anything. So whether you have a disability or not, don’t let it define you. Just be you and that’s all anyone can ask of you.