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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...

I like factories. In principle; I mean the noisy, smelly, eye-bleedingly boring conveyor belt process of factory manufacture is not what I like, but the organisation, the structure, the fast turnaround and the team work found on the factory floor are also present and correct...

I regularly write for INKTIP which is a cracking resource for writers, based across the Pond. Here is my article showing you how to approach the long form narrative and how to encapsulate your best ideas into a saleable treatment. ...

As regular readers of the Script Advice Blog will know, I write my column TV WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS for Script Magazine. Here is my latest; STORY IMPACT in series drama. Enjoy. And get in touch if you need script help. ...

I am thrilled to have written an article for the excellent script writers' resource InkTip. I am passionate about writer's need to get this balance in television drama right. One can not flow without the other. The symbiosis all great television drama needs. READ ON!...

Writers who have worked with me via my services at Scriptadvice.co.uk know that I consider planning and structuring your stories as important as creating them in the first place. Art and artifice go hand in hand in television drama. We love ideas, characters, emotionally engaging and...

I have just finished a busy weekend up in the freezing North - the glorious grandeur of Edinburgh to be exact - teaching a talented, creative bunch of would be television and feature writers how to story line a long form drama for the screen. This...