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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...

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...

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...

“I am absolutely loving your blog columns. Packed full of amazing guidance from first hand experience. Thanks Yvonne!” Kelly Veno Creative Consultant. Transmedia I love to teach my television writing workshops. I am a natural born teller of how it's done. This could mean several things...