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Narrative Thread is a phrase you may have heard bandied around screenwriting circles and I certainly use it a lot in my work with writers via my website www.scriptadvice.co.uk. It's a good visual to keep in your mind as you are shaping your television drama. The...

Script Editing is a craft that few know really well.  Which I find ironic, as it is one of the most crucial roles in script development and production. There is very little training available for this amazing job but I aim to help fix that. Here in...

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...

It's always good to have a reference; a listicle of things to remember when you dive in to your writing. Here's my Ten Top Tips on how to write better scripts. You can also contact me to help you hone your script and get your work...

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 wrote this blog back in 2013 and came across it again recently. I want to re-post because it's sometimes important to give writers out there their due. Without your work and talent, my consultancy Script Advice would not exist nor would I be...

As many of Script Advice Writer’s Room members on Facebook and followers of my Twitter feed may know, I delivered a session on Treatment Writing for Television at the London Screenwriter’s Festival in October. It was fabulous to see so many enthusiastic faces in the packed...

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...