My Persona

[to the tune of "My Sharona"] I've been relatively quiet of late about what I'm working on, but that's because I've been consumed with a couple of exciting projects. You may recall me waxing lyrical about Persona last year, the app-based drama that tells four snappy stories in a month via your smartphone. At the time, I was hoping to write one of the arcs but due to various happenings in the process, that all got swept to one side. But Phill Barron, awesome guy that he is, kept all us wannabe writers in the loop about what was happening with the drama. So when he sent out an e-mail looking for a writer, I leapt at the chance. I've been working with Cameron King, director extraordinary (you can see for yourself here) on a story that pushes all my buttons and about which, of course, my lips are zipped. Suffice to say, your knuckles will be white as you clutch your phone, aghast....
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Be My Valentine, Persona

So, for those living in a cave, Persona launched yesterday! A two-minute soap opera? Downloaded daily to your phone of choice? For an incredible £1.50 A YEAR - and only £1.19 on the iPhone? Dude, why are you not watching this? The Story Boss is Phill Barron and I know Season 2 features the work of Laurence Timms. Which means this thing is hot on screenwriting talent. Also, I know how one of the Season 1 storylines plays out - and really, it's gonna be good. Tell your friends. As an aside, having tried both, I prefer the iPhone app, but it doesn't matter as long as you get your daily Persona fix. And why am I so excited about this? One - I think it's an awesome, crazy idea. And two - I might get to write some it. How does one get Persona? - Text PERSONA to 87474 - Download 'Persona Drama' from the App Store Simples!...
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Tis the season

A belated Merry Christmas and an anticipatory Happy New Year! Well, Steampunk Assassins isn't yet at its final draft, but let's extend the deadline to New Year and see how it goes. I'm thinking through my entry to Laughing Stock 2011, which we will call The Greenwich Problem. My current dilemma is sub-genre: do I go for Science Fiction or Science Fact? That will determine the content of the comedy and the overall series direction, though the characters and setting are fairly fixed in my mind. And I'm waiting to hear where I could slot into this year's Persona schedule. While we wait, here's a teaser for us all: ...
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