writing tips

Meet George - she is a very committed but rather hapless character who really really wants to work in telly as a writer. She may or may not get there, but the journey will hopefully show you along the way, how it ought not to...

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...

The creative process, is, as any writer will tell you, a personal, specific and unique activity. So I am not going to go into a great blurb about how important it is to put your bum down on the seat each day and produce x amount...

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...

Yvonne Grace and Phil Gladwin here. We want to talk to you about one of the biggest barriers you face in getting your script optioned. The fact it's probably not even getting read! When you're a writer it can seem shocking that many production companies, writing initiatives and...

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 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. ...