Walking Tree

A Screenwriter's Journey

Year: 2018

You Will Do Better

So, you’ve written something wonderful, but now you’re scared that someone else will ruin it?

We’ve all heard horror stories of projects that were destroyed by a scam, turned into a disaster by an incompetent production team, or got bogged down in pedantic red-tape until they drowned. Could that happen to you? Could your beloved, wonderful project end up being ruined, cheated, abused or squashed?

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Against the Current: Moving Forward When the World is Pushing You Backward

Trying to juggle your writing with a job, a family, a home, all while trying to keep your health and your mind together? Well, it’s not easy. It’s not for the uncommitted. And it does take its toll.

I’m going to be brutally honest with you. Sometimes this writing life becomes too much. The demands of everything around me can swell to a point where I become physically, mentally and spiritually drained. I feel like an old sponge; strangled dry and left crinkled, shrivelled and grey amidst a pile of unwashed dishes.

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Will writing something great be enough?

If you leave a tooth under your pillow or beside your bed, the tooth fairy will leave you money. If you behave all year and resist being naughty, you will get more presents from Santa. And if you write a brilliant script, then the agents, the producers, the deal makers and the money will all come flooding to you. Right?

writing great scripts

What’s this? Is it a career breakthrough?

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I would rather fail…

One day, while working for a notable retail chain, I was offered an exciting chance to step up and manage my own store. Wow. All that hard work and dedication was about to pay off. But then the inner questions started: Did I want to stay with this company? Did I want to stay in retail? Was this a purpose I really cared for?

I realised what really gave me joy was screenwriting. Something about the creativity of storytelling mixed with the technical analysis of structure – and then add in the psychological crafting of something profound? Well, it excites me to my core.
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Kryz Woodhouse

Walking Tree


“I believe in a different way of looking at the world, in finding hope and inspiration, especially where there might appear to be none.”

Known for his unique observation on life – sometimes insightful, often just odd – Kryz Woodhouse’s writing is dramatic, entwined with comedy and not afraid to delve into themes of death, depression, mental health, spirituality and the supernatural.


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