Question Roulette

Question Roulette – It Will Win An Oscar…

Three years ago I bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy.


607. You are a contemporary Hollywood Executive writing to James Joyce to suggest ways Ulysses could be made more ‘filmable’. 

+ The most important thing is cinematography  – colour grade it uniquely and set up shots in deliberate ways it will be oscar winning

+ Get A list celebrities in it – George Clooney or Kate Winslet for example will make it win an oscar no matter how good it is

+ Hire a composer like John Williams – it will win an oscar

+ Have a huge musician sing on the soundtrack – Lady GaGa, Adele, John Legend – it will go to Number 1

+ Have a sequence that is sort of abstract and surreal to create a plot break and highlight the cinematography

+ It is all about the wardrobe choices – be the best, win an oscar

+ Use millions to promote and people will come



608. Write a menu for a restaurant – including names for dishes and descriptions – then rewrite for the delivery to go menu.

Ripe Italian tomatoes on a lightly toasted homemade ciabatta. Intertwined with fresh basil, coriander, garlic and oil

Tomatoes On Toast – Served with a herb salad


Southern Fried Chicken Feast
Succulent Free Range chicken seasoned in a secret house spice mix to make the perfect deep south taste of America served with home cut fries and deliciously sliced vegetables in a light vinaigrette dressing.


Fried Chicken and chips – with a slide of slaw.


Turtleneck Cheesecake
Rich Cheesecake intertwined with caramel, pecans and chocolate on a rich crispy base


Pecan caramel chocolate cheesecake


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