script development

I have a steady stream of writers coming through the Script Advice portal via my website  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 daunting. Like leaving your...

Script Editing is a craft that few know really well.  Which I find ironic, as it is one of the most crucial roles in script development and production. There is very little training available for this amazing job but I aim to help fix that. Here in...

Meet George - she is a very committed but rather hapless character who really really wants to work in telly as a writer. She may or may not get there, but the journey will hopefully show you along the way, how it ought not to...

I owe my career to Script Editing. Here at Script Advice I read scripts almost every day - no hardship for me - I love to do this work. I have learned, over the last 25 years; how to make a poor script better and...

I regularly write articles for InkTip Magazine and this is my latest - I break down the creative v the commercial aspects of writing for television and give you a handy listicle of the documents you will need to get proficient and great at writing...

The creative process, is, as any writer will tell you, a personal, specific and unique activity. So I am not going to go into a great blurb about how important it is to put your bum down on the seat each day and produce x amount...

My colleague and friend Phil Gladwin blogs below about the 3 key things a winning script needs. His competition is an excellent way of getting your original creative ideas out there. Phil and I run popular, hand’s on practical workshops for writers keen to hone their television...

A lot of my work via my Script Consultancy Script Advice is about helping writers shape their creative ideas for television. It is one thing to have a lot of great ideas; characters, stories, things you want to say, but to ensure your best ideas don't...

Recently Script Advice teamed up with Screenwritinggoldmine to run this little beauty of a workshop for writers wanting to tackle the first 10 pages of their television pilots. Start Your Story Engine It was great; we had Kate Oates Series Producer of Coronation Street and Simon...

Here is a handy link to my TELEVISION WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS column for Script Magazine; all my articles all in the one place. Book mark this so you can have me at your finger tips when you start shaping your television series and serial...