Dave Goossen’s Blog

Cold Blooded

“Trying to be nice gets out of hand when Will finds Doug stranded on the side of a deserted road. Now they’ve got to watch out for more than snakes if they’re going to make it anywhere in one piece.”

The latest short film from Adam Warnock and myself, filmed in February 2017 in and around Mudgee, NSW and now submitted to Tropfest 2018!

Heck of a week!

I just received comments for ‘Senior’s High‘, which has been being edited.

“Truly enjoyed the book. I think the author has a lovely inter-generational touch. Whimsical, light-hearted and poignant.” Great comment on Senior’s High from my story editor.

While I’m feeling pretty great about that, I get an email informing me that ‘The Souvenir’, a short film I made down in Oz a couple years ago, was going to be part of the online portion of the Vancouver Lift Off Film Festival!

In the mean time, I’m trying out Blake Snyder’s Save The Cat approach to story building on ‘No Time Like The Past’ – a time travel adventure back to 1984 Vancouver – the grubby, pre-Expo, little-big town Vancouver – and it’s a lot of fun.

Time to go and buy some more corkboards and index cards for the other stories I’m working on!

Writing Quote #8

“I don’t know where my ideas come from, but I know where they come to. They come to my desk, and if I’m not there, they go away again.: – Phillip Pullman

Done! First draft of ’12 More Cups of Coffee’ complete!

Ten weeks after starting writing, I have completed the first draft of the sequel to ’12 Cups of Coffee’.  It’s been a long time coming, I finished the first draft of the original novel on my 44th birthday and the day Shana found out she was pregnant with our daughter Maya.  Hopefully we won’t have a similar announcement tonight. :-0 [for coincidence, it’s my sister-in-law Amy’s birthday, and she’s just about the biggest fan of the first book, so there you go]

For those keeping track, that means in the past year I’ve written two novels and a screenplay – almost 200,000 words by my guestimate.


Next up is a weekend of break, then back into it with the third draft of ‘Seniors High’.