Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Emerald Tablet', and 'The Water Diviner'.

“This has been a journey of discovery, a love letter to my part of the world. It’s the story of an ocean as much as a story of people. It’s as much about the present as it is about history.” Sam Neill “Written with sparkle by Anastasios… Neill comes across as the ideal travelling companion …

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… He was almost there. Everything was prepared. One final effort and the mountain would be conquered. He would retreat into the ancient sanctuary and heft shut the entrance behind him. Finding blessed peace at last, he would drop down into the dust, lay the stone in his lap, and await oblivion. As long as …

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Only, then, there are members of my family who may never speak to me again! But, see – blurbs, dedications, acknowledgments pages – I just can’t. So my proof copies are missing various rather crucial bits 😬! Apologies to Pan Macmillan. But we all have those little things in what we do, don’t we? Those …

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No matter which faith or belief system you’ve signed up for – or lack of same – one thing you can’t deny is that the entrepreneurial spirits who crafted the early Christian Church were masters of marketing. Want to amp up your convert numbers to keep upper management happy when your KPIs for the year …

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Case in point… a close acquaintance is currently working on the production of a high-profile tv series. A scene was written in which one of the characters has a car accident. As written, the character has some facial bruising, and makes much of the physical injury to elicit sympathy. So, it wasn’t simply a case …

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Blurbs. Yes, you read correctly. Blurbs. Might seem that the writing of the novel itself is the difficult bit. Nah. It’s the blurb. (And the acknowledgments pages – another story told on another post). How to package an entire story in a handful of digestible, enticing and intriguing sentences? Nightmare. In the film and tv …

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True story. Here’s something I heard from colleague working on what will be an extremely high-profile local TV production. One of the actors involved is rather extensively covered in tattoos. No biggie, right? Wrong. The production has to seek permission from each and every one of the skin artists who has worked on the actor’s …

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And who writes the book of rules? The older I get, the more I come to accept the conventional wisdom that the most important person to please is yourself. Don’t get me wrong. Not talking onanism here (don’t google that one…. dictionary only). And I’m certainly not advocating narcissism. Just that as we enter this …

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