script development

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...

Here is my latest article for Script Magazine on Writing Successful Stories for Television and the tips and tricks writers need to have in their 'stash of useful stuff' to ensure they engage an audience and keep them engaged with the stories they tell on...

I have again blogged for Script here is my latest column: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT is essential not only to force the engagement of your audience, but also to create and sustain long form narrative in series drama. Enjoy people!...