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Thank you so much for reading this blog. I really enjoy writing it, but also I’d love to know what you think. Please by all means leave some comments, I’d like to hear what you have to say about my ideas. Also if you’d like to get more guides like this dropped right into your email, then I would love it if you’d sign up for my FREE email newsletter using the form here.

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“Write Better Movies is an inspirational e-book from freelance writer and film-maker Phil South. Phil is passionate about film, and in this concise manifesto he sets out his views on why many films made today are substandard, and how screenwriters can help remedy that by writing better scripts. There is some great advice here, expressed in a concise, easily digested form. Overall, Write Better Movies is a great little guide for any aspiring screenwriter who wants to bring his or her work up to the next level.”NICK DAWS

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Plus of course I would be delighted if you would buy my book out on KINDLE on Amazon UK priced at £2.12 and at Amazon US priced at $3.45. I will soon be offering it as a EPUB and a PDF but Kindle works on iPhone and iPad too if you can’t wait!

Nick Daws, respected writer and writing coach and author of the best selling “Write Any Book in 28 Days or less” had this to say about the book: “Let’s Write a Story sets out an unusual but effective method for creating an original story from a familiar starting point. If you love to write fiction but have trouble coming up with compelling plots, Phil’s suggested approach – which is described in detail here – will amaze and delight you. After reading the example plot Phil created using this technique – which could easily form the basis for a publishable screenplay or novel – I could hardly wait to try out the method for myself!”

Also watch out for the new apps for iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch on the iTunes store, including the iPhone version of the Creative Genius Deck. I’ll let you know when they are launched, but I’m very excited about these apps as they are taking my creativity training in a whole new and unexpected direction.

As you may know, the physical Creative Genius Deck is out now. If you’ve ordered a deck (especially from outside the UK) please be patient because for some reason the decks seem to take a long time to reach destinations outside the UK. It’s worth the wait, trust me.

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19 responses to “Subscribe to Creative Genius

  1. Vitaly

    January 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I’m just a beginner. My English is very poor and I learn very slowly. Writing, I’m sure, is a necessity if I want to improve it. And a big pleasure. I’m grateful for tips.

    Thank you very much for sharing your skills.

    • Phil South

      January 26, 2010 at 10:02 am

      You are absolutely right, and your English seems fine to me. Keep up the good work.

    • Yolanda

      January 27, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Hi, I just want to add that reading is also essential. Read, read and read some more. You can’t go wrong there. Enjoy!

  2. Shirley LaRocca

    January 25, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I think you may just what I need to begin again!!!

    • Phil South

      January 26, 2010 at 10:01 am

      Oh I hope you do. I like nothing better than to inspire people to keep going with their creative efforts. After all how are you going to finish anything wonderful unless you keep going? Good luck.

  3. Servula Gomes

    January 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Hi Phil,

    I got your views on inspiration through Nick Daws newsletter. That was a great one. I couln’t agree with you more.

    Ria Gomes

    • Phil South

      January 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

      Hey thanks Ria, it was great fun to write and I really appreciated Nick asking me to be his guest. I hope he asks me again. 🙂

  4. pratibha

    January 26, 2010 at 6:35 am

    fine but basic

    • Phil South

      January 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

      haha well thanks for that. One of the things about being a writer is taking criticism on the chin.

  5. Gene Alvin aka "Aelf"

    January 26, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Hi Phil, I just stumbled into your blog on Nick Daws newsletter. I’ve had six short stories published and am working on my first novel. It has turned into a gargantuan project. While writing short stories I thought I’d picked up quite a bit of knowledge about the art of story telling. HA! Not even close. Writing a novel has to be the most pleasurable, frustrating, and exciting roller coaster ride of all. Up one day, (read as I’m the next J.R.R.Tolkein) and down the next,(read as I’m so bad it’s a wonder the paper I write on doesn’t wither as I pen words.) Your advice will be eagerly read and appreciated as I start receiving your newletters.
    P.S. I was a moderator on Nick Daws blog for a year or so. That was a great experience.

    • Phil South

      January 26, 2010 at 11:43 am

      Hi Aelf, thanks for dropping by. Yeah roller coaster doesn’t even really describe it does it? In what other pastime could you be Master of the Universe one day and Steptoe & Son the next? And learning? That never stops. The more you know the more you know you need to know, I think is the phrase, although the more you say those words the less sense they make. Writing is like sculpture. It’s all about what you leave out. 🙂 Thanks again for the kind words, which of course I’m glad you didn’t leave out.

  6. Ian Hewett

    March 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Phil,
    I used to be a regular reader (and latter day contributor) of Your Sinclair, and I cannot stress enough how important an influence it was on me. At a very young age, I learnt the importance of humour in the written word through yours and other people’s articles therein. On my blog, one feature I update often is Children’s Television: The Re-Imagining, where I take an existing kids show, new or old, and ‘update’ it, so a modern audience expecting grit and adult themes could appreciate them. Anything subversive, I learned it from YS, so thanks for guiding me along the right path all those years ago.
    In the meantime, I’m still hoping to break into writing. I’m unpublished as yet, but have some short stories under my belt, with a novel in the making (itself a story I’ve been meaning to write for the last ten years or so).
    Your blog is great; I appreciate reading tips and advice from professionals. In fact, writing a blog and keeping it updated is a great way of keeping your creative juices flowing.

    All the best,

    • Phil South

      April 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Jeez Ian, I just noticed I hadn’t replied to this comment, that’s very remiss of me. 🙂

      Thanks, still blushing a bit from all the praise, but I’ll settle down in a minute. Yes the Your Sinclair years were great years for me as a writer, honing my craft by writing a LOT. A REAL LOT. I wrote about 1,000,000 words during my tenure, not just for YS but for all kinds of other mags. It really stood me in good stead, and there’s nothing like having only a day to write a review of a game you haven’t even opened yet to sharpen your skills.

      Keep up the good work, sounds like you have a finger in many literary pies. Keeping going is something you only really learn when you keep going enough. You learn the trick of self momentum. Sooner or later you get the reverse problem of not so much not being able to start but not being able to turn the damn tap OFF.

      At least you then have the best problem in the world, leaving out all the milk and keeping the cream. Better to have an extra 3 pages and not need them than to need an extra 3 pages and not have them.

      Good luck

  7. Debbie

    November 13, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hey Phil,

    Many thanks for the audio download – should be an interesting and useful listen. However, trying to download the eBook, I’m getting a 404 Not Found page.

    Best wishes, Deb

    • Phil South

      December 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

      really? That’s strange… if the link was broken surely everyone would have that problem. Email me and I’ll send you a link that I know works.

      Thanks for reaching out.

  8. wes

    May 28, 2012 at 1:51 am

    amazon link is not working either.

    • Phil South

      May 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

      really? Which one… oh perhaps you mean for the ebooks? They have been withdrawn from kindle the only way to get them now is through me.

      I may resell them but still thinking that one through.

  9. wes

    May 28, 2012 at 1:52 am

    I just saw the cards at a friend’s house. I loved every single one. Well played.

    • Phil South

      May 28, 2012 at 7:39 am

      You talking about the creative deck? I’m prepping version 2 as we speak. 🙂


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