About Me

Having just graduated from the Central Film School London’s screenwriting course, I can usually be found tapping away at my computer at the kitchen table in the vain hope that my stories might eventually find an audience.   I’m interested in stories that delve deep into the human heart and refuse to let go of you.  With respect to my writing, I usually veer between absurdly misplaced confidence and abject insecurity.  The main thing is I haven’t given up yet.    I live in North London with my husband,  two occasionally adorable kids and two cats.  If you’re in a similar situation – or even if you’re not – I’d love to hear from you.

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35 responses to “About Me

  1. Kirtley writes

    ” I usually veer between absurdly misplaced confidence and abject insecurity.” You too eh?

  2. Hi Veronica! I’m so glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more. Please stop by, “The Chicago Files” anytime. I’ll be back to your lovely site soon! Cher 🙂

    • Hi there,

      Thanks so much for liking my blog and for your kind comments. I’m trying to build up a profile as a writer, but am finding it quite hard, so your support is hugely appreciated! Will definitely have a look at your site too.

      • Hi Veronica, yours is a wonderful site. I am doing the same at this end. There is a wonderful blogging community out there, so it’s terrific to support each other. And with that, I am pushing the “FOLLOW” button on your blog! Cannot wait to read a lot more! Cher xo

  3. A well thought out and presented blog. The very best of luck in your writing career, this is a great medium to help develop it.
    Regards,
    Paul…

    • Thanks very much Paul. I really like your blog too – especially your supportive attitude to other aspiring writers. Good luck with your projects in the future – will definitely look out for them. Veronica

  4. Hi Veronica. I can so empathise with the confidence/insecurity see-saw; I can end up feeling sick with the highs and lows! I’ll keep an eye to see how you’re doing with your projects. Julia

  5. Tom

    Hi Veronica. Thank you for dropping by my blog and especially re-blogging my post. I like what you’ve got going here, and ‘support’ is what I’m all about, as you will have noticed. For added inspiration, I also have a website where I display some of my art and writing. Now following you.

  6. Hi Veronica. I’m in EXACTLY the same situation as you. I’m a wannabe screenwriter (without the formal education) and also am married with two young kids.

    Have you had much opportunity to write anything? It’s hard to fit it all in eh.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog anyway!

    • Yeah – it’s tough! I wrote a feature length screenplay as part of my graduation – a great learning experience, but it was far from perfect! Have recently been having a go at writing for radio, and am now planning to write a few shorts that hopefully might stand a chance of getting made. How about you?

      • Yeah, I have two feature screenplays written, to varying degrees of greatness. They are only sitting at home some where though! I just have no idea as to how to even break into that world really. I need to be in the mindset to be able to write, and most of the time I’m not! I would love to write a low/no budget script and shoot it myself, even if just using my iPhone, but I have no idea how to go about it!

  7. I think that’s a great way to start – it’s definitely easier to do that these days and put something up on Youtube or vimeo. There’s a group of screenwriters that meets most Tuesday evenings called Soho Screenwriters. I don’t go every week, only if the session looks interesting, but you might find them helpful. It’s run by a guy called Colin Surrell. He’s quite a character, to put it mildly, but I think the advice he gives is sound. The link is: http://www.scriptconsultancy.com/3WhatWeDo/bi_WritersGroup.html It might also be worth checking out Shooting People – https://shootingpeople.org/home – if you’re not already a member – they run pitching and networking events to help writers link up with producers and directors. Good luck with it!

  8. Hi Veronica, I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! You can find out the details on my blog by following this link: http://wp.me/P4doQv-9K Thank you! Cher xo

  9. No reason to give up! I for one, look forward to be reading more of your work. It’s hard to do it all with a family (I know the feeling) but creating is part of us! The important thing is to have fun! And this is a great community I have come to find out…lots of support and feedbacks!

  10. Hi Veronica. I live just North of North London (Hertfordshire) but I was born in Willesden Green so that makes me a North Londoner. And I’m attending my youngest of three children’s wedding this coming weekend so they’ve grown out of the adorable stage, but otherwise I’m just like you (well insecure anyway) but much older!
    I’ve just started blogging and I wondered if you could let me know how you found out about my posts? I’m just not sure how this thing works! Was it just by searching through all the freshly pressed? Or is it cleverer than that?
    Anyhow I would be grateful for some tips and if you prefer to email me my address is sheiladerosa@btinternet.com
    Hope to hear from you. Sheila

    • Hi Sheila,
      It’s lovely to hear from you and find out that we’re practically neighbours! I must confess I’m not much of a WordPress expert. In terms of who I follow, I have found some things on freshly pressed, but also some times I look at the blogs of people that are following the same blogs that I do ie to see if it looks like they might have common interests and if so, then I might send a message or follow them too. I’ve also sometimes started to follow people that I’ve come across on Twitter or who’ve started to follow me. That’s all I’ve done really – there’s nothing scientific about it! There probably is a more structured way to do it, but I haven’t found it so far. I find it has tended to build up over time. Anyway good luck with your blog. Also I hope you enjoy the wedding at the weekend and that the sun shines for you. My daughter’s doing her overnight hike for the Duke of Edinburgh award this weekend, so I’m very much hoping the same for her sake too!
      All the best,
      Veronica

      • Great to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to write.
        Yes the weekend went well and the sun shone, how about where your daughter was? I think it was good in the UK.
        I am pleased that there is no science involved with finding people on word press, I will just spend a bit more time searching. Thanks again,
        Sheila x

  11. Firstly thank you for the like and the follow and secondly for introducing me to your site. It is always great to hear of or from a fellow blogger and screenwriter. Writing is definitely hard work, labour intensive and dare I say tests the psyche. But the more I enjoy my writing, the easier it gets. Sadly this is the only good advice I can give presently. If anything more useful occurs in the interval, I will be sure to mention it. I am an ex-North Londoner. Not sure if this is relevant.

    • Thanks for getting in touch. It’s always nice to hear from other writers out there – makes me feel just that little bit less like the only mad writing person on the planet! Looking forward to reading more of your stuff! V x

  12. Veronica, I am creating a guest blogging series about “What do stories mean to you” and it can be about anything from Films, TVs, Poems, novels, anything, as long as it ties back to stories and what they mean to you. I’d love to have you participate. Would you be interested in participating? I am starting in Sept. and will go every Friday. Let me know: info@chesfilms.com

  13. Hi Veronica – thank you for following my blog. I just read your comment about my stories on Paul Ruddock’s blog. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them. I’ll be looking at your own writing with interest. I’ve only just returned to posting this blog on WordPress as my website blog has temporarily crashed. So it’s serendipity (or synchronicity) that we’ve met here! I’ll read some of your own posts later when I have more time – I like your style! 🙂

    • Hi there Lesley,
      Nice to hear from you; thanks for following me too. Yes I did enjoy the story I read – and will definitely look out for the others. I’m a relatively inexperienced writer, and have mostly been attempting to write for the screen. That’s been very good for structure, but has quite a few limitations too ie you can’t include anything of what’s going on in your characters’ heads – everything has to be in what they say and do. Recently I’ve started writing some short stories too. I’m keen to create stories that have an emotional impact and have been experimenting in how to do that most effectively. It’s really interesting and instructive to see how other people are approaching the genre. I have to say I’m lucky to have found such a lovely, supportive group of fellow writers here on wordpress!

  14. Hi Veronica,
    I’ve tagged you in the Writing Process Blog Tour 2014 if you’d like to take part. My most recent post has more details

    Julia

  15. Hi found you from Opinionated Man. look forward to reading your posts.

  16. Veronica, thank you for dropping by and following Malcolm’s Corner.

  17. Lovely to see you visiting my blog – I’ve missed reading your posts. Hope all is well.

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