Author: Yvonne Grace

Here at SCRIPT ADVICE www.scriptadvice.co.uk I have compiled a hit list of the vital things you should be considering as you dive off that metaphorical screenwriting board into the shifting narrative water below...

1: THE CREATIVE PROCESS What do you want to say? 2: MAPPING AND STRUCTURE - THE MACRO V THE MICRO How are you going to say it? 3. CHARACTER ARCS Roughly mark their journey 4: TREATMENT TEMPLATE Identifying the DNA of your series idea 5: OUTLINE THE SERIES How to nail the narrative through...

Recently Scriptadvice.co.uk teamed up with Screenwritinggoldmine.com to run this little beauty of a workshop for writers wanting to tackle the first 10 pages of their television pilots. It was great; we had Kate Oates Series Producer of Coronation Street and Simon Harper Series Producer Holby City...

BREAKING DOWN A TELEVISION SERIES TREATMENT The creative process can be messy. If you are a Jackson Pollock sort of word splasher, then you will know what I mean. If you lean more to the Mondrian or Escher school of thought, you may well have backed...

As many of Script Advice Writer’s Room members on Facebook and followers of my Twitter feed may know, I delivered a session on Treatment Writing for Television at the London Screewriter’s Festival in October. It was fabulous to see so many enthusiastic faces in the...

TEXT SUBTEXT CHARACTER DIALOGUE NARRATIVE PACE I have a steady stream of writers coming through the Script Advice portal via my website www.scriptadvice.co.uk. I read a lot of scripts. You have sent your work to a reputable, professional person; you need feedback to feel confident to proceed, but it's...

The writers that work with me regularly via Script Advice and those familiar with my blogs will be all too aware of how much I bang on about the importance of structure in all television series writing. All great series drama has a congruent, harmonious structure that...

I cut my drama teeth on Eastenders. This fact made two things true about me: 1/ That I thrive on pressure 2/ That I like making stories happen. To continue in a symetrical vein, this show also made me very good at two things in particular regarding the...

The health and vitality of Television Series has, happily, never been better and I say that from a perspective that covers both sides of The Pond. Breaking Bad practically broke the mould when Vince Gilligan and his team crafted that piece of genius and over here...