story ideas

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...

I am fresh back from an amazing time at The London Screenwriter’s Festival, where I did four things of note: 1/ Run my session ‘Sizzle and Substance’with Bafta winning writer and show-runner Barbara Machin and Series Producer of Holby City Simon Harper, about how to navigate...

Canadian J Lynn Stapleton is a writer, photographer and Geriatric Care Nurse who follows me on Twitter. She also loves to blog and interview when she can. Here is her recent interview with her friend, the American tv writer Jill Lorie Hurst. 'Guiding Light' was the...

Amber Ending Has Viewers Red With Rage: How Not To Break The Rules! I have Charles Harris, writer-director and director of Euroscript, on my blog today. Charles has made award-winning programmes for TV and cinema. His blog is at http://www.charles-harris.co.uk You may have noticed a...

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...

Here I am guest blogging for writer/director Charles Harris. Part 2 of my musings on story structure. The concluding part from guest blogger Yvonne Grace on story structure for TV series and serials, Creating Story Legs. Yvonne is an experienced writer, script editor and producer of...

Here I am: on Charles Harris' blog: Today we have the first of a fascinating two-part post from guest blogger Yvonne Grace on story structure for TV series and serials, Creating Story Legs. Yvonne is an experienced writer, script editor and producer of TV series and...