Dave Goossen’s Blog

2018 writing update


Happy New Year!  Joke, should have done that a while ago.
Anyways, new year, new writing adventures.

I realized that the plot for the second draft of the sequel to ‘12 Cups of Coffee‘ was weak and lazy so I spent a few weeks tearing apart all those precious words I’d written and have come up with a much tighter, and way better story for this sequel. Now it’s time to dive in and write it!

But while I was letting that settle in my psyche, I dove into a major revision to the screenplay for what was formerly known as ‘Bangamahbamup‘ which is now, wisely, called something other than that. (Especially since I can’t even type it out twice in a row correctly) New poster with the new title to your left.

I also deconstructed an old story I very much love, ‘Classic Rock‘, to see if I can create something better. And I’m excited in what’s coming out of my head around this story. I’m not sure if it’s going to turn into a screenplay or a novel but I’ll let you know which way that wind blows.

But next up is the second draft of ‘No Time Like The Past‘, where it moves from, as Stephen King’s says, being written with the door closed to being written with the door open.

Hold your horses, everyone, it’s going to be a hell of a productive year!

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