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Merlin Ward
Screenwriter / playwright / short story writer / novelist

I joined Create50 in 2015. I have reviewed 155 projects.

Possessed (it has gone way beyond obsessed) by the creative arts whether on screen, live theatre or a novel.

Films that Inspired Me

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Where Eagles Dare, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, The Graduate, Dirty Harry, Summer of '42, Tootsie, Sophie's Choice, Shadowlands, The Sixth Sense, The Others, The Strangers, Joy (with the brilliant Jennifer Lawrence)

My Favorite Quote

Are you feeling lucky?

My Friends

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About Me

In July / August, 2014, my first stage play ‘The Widow’, was produced by Talking Scarlet at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, and at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. I adapted the play from my original screenplay, yet to be produced.

My first feature-length film was ‘Out of Bounds’ and I had the great good fortune to see it screened on BBC One, three times.

‘No Kissing’ is my first original stage play and is a contemporary story about an impoverished inventory clerk who expects to find an empty flat but finds a seductive woman and a large wad of hidden cash.

‘Famous Emery’, is a 9-minute episode I wrote for the children’s animation series about trains called 'Chuggington', currently airing on BBC’s CBeebies.

I have written and sold several screenplays that never made it into production, including a commission from Working Title Films / TV.

I'm very excited about Twisted50 and Twisted's Evil Little Sister - the competition process was inspiring and immensely enjoyable and has given me a love for writing prose. 'Killing Her Little Darling' came from an open wound that every creative person will understand. I am now polishing my first full-length novel.

My Recent Work

Story: The House on Axe Edge Moor Draft 4 for Twisted50

Story: The Haunting of West Heath Draft 4 for Twisted50

Story: Stranger on the Shore Draft 4 for Twisted50

Story: Eton Mess Draft 4 for Twisted50

Story: Killing Her Little Darling Draft 5 for Twisted50

Screenplay: ACTION HERO Draft 3 for The Impact:50

Story: The School on Axe Edge Moor Draft 4 for Twisted50

Work I Really Enjoyed and Recommend

Rhyme and Reason by Kim Wheeler

Work I have left feedback on (10 of 155)

Hereos by Billie-Jean Chappell

Whispers by KT Parker

Rhyme and Reason by Kim Wheeler

Rhyme and Reason by Kim Wheeler

Baby don't care for by Emma Heath

No more boobies by Milethia Thomas

The Craving (4) by Philip Martin

Victim by KT Parker

Awaken by Jessica Plant

The Come Back by Jessica Plant

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Singularity 50 // Book // collection of short stories

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The Singularity50 Book Has A Website

Quick update, we now have a website for The Singularity50. The stories are still, as you know, being read, re-read and judged. But do check out the site and if you would like to write a blog about your experiences and story for The Singularity, drop me a line with it and we will get it published on the site