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…

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11 Responses to The Secret of Success… And if all else fails, watch Daffy Duck

  1. SK says:

    So have you any ideas on how to include ‘A signed original copy of this entry / release form’ with an e-mail?

  2. Jason Arnopp says:

    “Daffy Duck brings joy even to the blackest of hearts, surely.”

    Don’t know about that, madam, but this sentence had me a-chuckling. Especially as, for some reason, it led me to imagine Good Dog watching Daffy Duck!

    The chuckling was indeed therapeutic, after all those under-30s opportunities. I’m with The Bishop there…

  3. Lucy says:

    Jase – Gasp! Are you saying The Good Dog has a black heart?!

    SK – scan the last page where the signature bit goes? That’s what I do normally, attaching it as a separate bit. Or you could send it via snail mail, might be easier if not more expensive.

  4. Jason Arnopp says:

    Lucy: No. I’m saying he has the blackest of hearts. Arf.

  5. Good Dog says:

    Black as midnight, black as pitch, blacker than the foulest witch?

  6. Lucy says:

    “She’s so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet, I could eat her brains like jam!!!!”

    I think I love you, GD.

  7. Jason Arnopp says:

    Blimey, Luce. We didn’t even say his name three times, while looking into mirrors.

  8. Lucy says:

    Actually I think he works like Beetlejuice – you have to say his name three times to REMOVE his power.

  9. Good Dog says:

    Everybody does little darlin’ 😉

    Me, I like this one.

  10. Jon Peacey says:

    Curses on being very old and wrinkly… if only I were many years younger… I still wouldn’t enter but I could at least luxuriate in my elevated and youthful position!

    What does it say for the blackness of the heart if even Daffy Duck don’t do it for you…?

  11. Jaded and Cynical says:

    There should be a law against age discrimination.

    Surely what matters is nurturing new talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or waist size?

    And if you were going to create an award for young writers, is it really a good idea to name it after Peter Ustinov? I mean, c’mon, who’s going to chair the judging panel, Gore Vidal?

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