script editor

Regular readers of my blog and readers of my book; Writing For Television Series Serials and Soaps  - will know how that I started my long career in television drama production via the script editing route.  My baptism of fire was on EastEnders, but here I...

Writing is a solitary exercise. But the business of getting your writing read, talked about and appreciated is just the opposite. You need to be a focussed solitary scriber, and then morph when the time dictates, into a sociable, approachable type who is more that...

      Readers of this blog and writers lucky enough to have bagged an early bird discounted   copy of my book  ‘Writing For Television, Series, Serials, Soaps’ (order here from Kamera Books http://www.kamerabooks.co.uk/creativeessentials/writingfortelevision/index.php?title_isbn=9781843443377)  will know just how much I rate the job of the Script Editor and...

     You have been writing for a while now;  honing your craft;  you are serious about being  a professional writer, one who gets paid for the scripts they produce and you have decided you want to be a Television Writer and As Soon As Possible. There are doors...

The London tube strike and the resulting crush and cram across our dear capital, could not diminish my hard-boiled enthusiasm for the day ahead and the workshop I was about to run for the Indie Training Fund in Hoxton Square. Delivering a packed five hour workshop...

Writers are their own worst enemy. As a Producer, I had no problem believing in my opinions on drama, on television writing, on scripts; why some worked and why some didn't. I felt confident that I knew how to fix scripts that were not up to...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Chain Link Fence (Photo credit: camknows)[/caption] ATTENTION ALL STORY-TELLERS! If you follow me on Twitter, or are a member of my facebook group Script Advice Writer's Room, then you will know a bit about how much I am obsessed with structuring and shaping...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Snow crystals 2b (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] The nights are drawing in, 2013 is putting it's feet up. Now, with Cocoa in hand, I feel is a good time to give you the best and most popular blogs I have written on screenwriting, over...

  Here's a super concentrated list of the slips and trips I most often see when reading scripts. But before that; I need to repeat the script writing mantra:   * We are in the business of visual story telling. We are not writing prose. We are not...