I’ve been writing for years both for the screen and publications and learned a great deal along the way. I want to share not only excerpts of my own previous works, but also some of the writing I’m currently working on and encourage you to engage and comment – new perspectives are always welcome! I’d also love to see what you’re working on, so share away! I’ll also be sharing some of the great books I’m reading that serve as a daily source of inspiration. Read on…!

Nancy Paton Book recommendations

The Rosie Project

The premise is an interesting one, Don Tillman is a genetics professor who struggles to meet woman, so he devises a questionnaire to determine who will be suitable.

Nancy Paton Book recommendations

How to Write a Movie in 21 Days

Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page.

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt

Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting
by Robert McKee
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Picnic at Hanging Rock
by Joan Lindsay
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New Mother Need Mothers in Karen Russell’s “Orange World” an Essay by Nancy Paton

Fear Contaminates New Motherhood in Karen Russell’s “Orange World” In Karen Russell’s 2019 short story “Orange World,” becoming a new mother means discovering new worlds governed by fear. In her

Fiery Falcons of Fujairah

FIERY FALCONS OF FUJAIRAH A short story by Nancy Paton Here is the first one thousand words from a short story that is four thousand word and was inspired by Laline
Snow White's Renovations a Short Story By Nancy Paton

Summer’s Renovations a Gothic Short Story I wrote for Tell A FairyTale Day

Summer’s Renovations a Short Story By Nancy Paton Here is the first one thousand words from a short story that is eight thousand word and was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s


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