Is screenwriting as glamorous as writers think it is? And does self-doubt ever go away even after massive success? I discuss these questions and more with David Nicholls, internationally bestselling and award-winning author of four novels including One Day.
In the intro, I talk about what I'm doing to prepare for the EU GDPR regulations – and here's Seth Godin's article on why you should care, wherever you are in the world. Respect for your readers and respect for data, in general, is ever more important, especially after Facebook/Cambridge Analytica.
If you want a simple way to get to grips with what you need to do legally in the EU or choose to do elsewhere in the world, then check out this free webinar with Nick Stephenson and data protection lawyer. It's really great information and I'm using it to implement my own compliance steps.
I also mention my ultra-marathon around the Isle of Wight this weekend, along with the Team Creatives – check #healthywriter on Twitter for the pics. Plus, if you're interested in Blockchain and cryptocurrency, check out the CryptoNewsPodcast.
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David Nicholls is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of four novels including One Day which was a huge hit in the U.K. and the film around the world as well as a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter for film and TV.
His latest project is Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, out on Showtime and Sky Atlantic.
- How David first got into writing through acting
- Moving back and forth from screenwriting to writing novels
- On the challenges of adapting multiple novels into the new television mini-series, Patrick Melrose.
- Receiving dialogue input from Jeff Bridges
- On adapting our own work vs. adapting someone else's book
- Tips for writing a novel with a bittersweet ending
- On dealing with the self-doubt and fears typical in a writing career