Comedy writer and now bonafide author Paul A. Mendelson tells us his working day.
Paul has written for everything, pretty much. Starting in advertising, he has scripted radio drama, movies, TV drama, and is the creator of BBC's 'My Hero'. You know, with Ardal O'Hanlon off Father Ted, Hugh Dennis and that moody receptionist.
This year he has dived into novels, releasing an adults book, 'In the Matter of Isabel', and his first children's novel 'Losing Arthur' has just been published. The latter is the story of a boy whose infuriated mother posts his imaginary friend to Scotland, and devastated at missing his best mate Arthur, Zack goes on an adventure to get him back.
The ep features top writing tips like how to work on your 'vomit draft', why writing broadly is harder than you'd believe, and where the perfect Costa Coffee is.
Our Distinguished Diary this week features Truman Capote, the writer of 'In Cold Blood' and 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', who enjoyed a nice lie down.