While I've written a TV/online spec script, a short story, a few movie reviews, and some personal essays in the last week and a bit...I feel I still need to stretch my writing legs. And what better way to do so...Than writing an entire feature screenplay in the space of two days. In reality, it took me 24 hours.Read More
There’s been more than enough said about Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman already in regards to predominantly men for some reason getting up in arms about it. Or the somehow devaluation of a female director with a more humble film beginnings suddenly been given the reigns of a big franchise despite the fact that so many of the blockbusters of late have come from directors with indie sensibilities and smaller budgets. Or, well, a million other more examples of double standards in the mainstream reception of the movie business. What really matters now that the film is out is this: Is Wonder Woman (2017) a good movie?Read More
A year ago I started #burgertime, my ongoing quest for the absolute best burger around. A hit on my Instagram, it was a no-brainer to continue #burgertime Year Two with more burgers and more reviews. What better way to start than with this: The Greedy Burger at Love Thy Burger in Ipswich, England.Read More
My name is Christopher Francis and I'm a writer. Except when I'm not.
There's an eternal dilemma in the world of the writer, where writing is the best and easiest thing in the world...but you just have to get there first. It's easier for some, Stephen King writes all the goddamn time, yet another year goes by while people ponder on whether there will be a new George R. R. Martin book.
I'm more towards George R. R. Martin. Except nowhere near as talented just yet, nor a master of re-writing and re-contextualising actual history into fictional history with more dragons and eunuchs.
In an effort to hone my craft and be more like Stephen King - except nowhere near as talented just yet, nor a master of writing about Maine - I have taken the arbitrary reset button of another January to make another blog on another website to try and stick with it this time.Read More