Feast your eyes upon the wisdom of Geoff Thompson, a writer, teacher, martial artist and former nightclub bouncer. He has written this fab article that tells us the secret of success. Inspirational stuff. Thanks to another successful writer and former nightclub bouncer Adrian Mead for the link (are you seeing a pattern here? Maybe we should all become bouncers?? Something tells me a lot of shady characters would muscle their way into my club however).
Or you could decide that another opportunity is just what you need to get on with your plans of world domination. Here are some to throw scripts at:
The Peter Ustinov Television Writing Award. Write a 30 minute TV script for the chance to go to the Emmys, deadline July 15th.(Under 30s only)
The EIFF Fast Track. Apply to go to the EIFF, all expenses paid. Get a move on though - closes June 23rd. (Under 30s only again)
Radio Ha Ha Comedy writing opportunity for E4's new purple radio station - and even old crinklies like David Bishop can enter! (couldn't resist, he's been moaning to me about the plethora of Under 30s schemes! Soz, I'm immature and under 30, what can I say??)
Cheers to Robin Kelly, the aforementioned DB and The Scribefather Adrian Mead for the above links. If you have any more, let me know and I'll add 'em to the list.
Last but by no means least, Daffy Duck brings joy even to the blackest of hearts, surely. So if you're feeling down in the dumps about your *impending Sharps rejection* (and is it really impending??? As good a chance as any, repeat after me!!!), then watch this, my all-time fave Loony Tune masterpiece, Duck Amuck:
That's better. Now get on with it...