Shane Coules has penned a number of short films and the feature film 'A Day Like Today', which has been called “a touching picture” (Dublin Inquirer), with a “thoughtfully paced, sensitive script” (Film Ireland). He’s also a published short story writer, has many other feature scripts he’s preparing to shop, and has written the novel 'Leaving Sadie'.

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Read my latest scribbles below.

Principal Photography (excerpt)

Principal Photography (excerpt)

December 9, 2018

Short Story WIP

A Significant Nothing

A Significant Nothing

November 28, 2018

A short script about human behaviour and relationships in the age of social media and ever-advancing technology.

‘It’s Ours’ by Charles Bukowski – Poem of the Week

‘It’s Ours’ by Charles Bukowski – Poem of the Week

November 16, 2018

It’s Ours there is always that space there just before they get to us that space that fine relaxer the breather while say flopping on a bed thinking of nothing or say pouring a glass of water from the spigot while entranced by nothing that gentle pure space it’s worth centuries of existence say just […]

You know how I was gonna self-publish my novel?

You know how I was gonna self-publish my novel?

September 18, 2018

Well, if ever I felt like a liar . . . Earlier this year I excitedly announced that I would be self-publishing my debut novel, Leaving Sadie, in June. Then, as the month approached like a freight train bombing along the tracks towards our tied-up hero in an action movie, I realised that I needed […]

Gallery

Gallery

August 16, 2018

A short story . . .     Gallery   It was Raymond’s suggestion. I understood art about as much as I understood Chinese, so I was never inclined to visit art galleries. I like the colours, I appreciate the skill; the talent involved. I understand that there’s talent. Well, most of the time—as Bob […]

Morrissey’s still got it.

Morrissey’s still got it.

August 12, 2018

I’m a massive fan of Morrissey, and I get a good chuckle when I hear people opining that he’s past it; his music apparently being mediocre at best; his lyrical prowess now a thing of the foggy past. Nonsense! Steven Patrick Morrissey is still one of the most gifted lyricists around, and one Mozza song […]

Valley Trail – Tracks and Carver

Valley Trail – Tracks and Carver

August 10, 2018

When I was up at Nita Lake (near Whistler, BC) a few months ago I went for a walk along the Valley Trail. I came across these train tracks and found myself wanting to wander from the trail and follow the tracks to wherever they would lead me. Alas, I didn’t have enough time to […]

ATTN, ISBN, and Other Abbreviations — Thoughts on an Author’s Road to Self-Publication

ATTN, ISBN, and Other Abbreviations — Thoughts on an Author’s Road to Self-Publication

July 21, 2018

Earlier this year I set my sights on June for the release of my debut novel Leaving Sadie. That, it turns out, was a tad ambitious. From last-minute rewrites and cover alterations, to figuring out where to publish and getting an ISBN (a barcode) – there’s a lot more to self-publishing than I had initially […]

Book Cover Reveal!

Book Cover Reveal!

May 10, 2018

Getting the cover for your novel right is a tough task. Here’s where I’m at.

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