writing workshops

I owe my career to Script Editing. Here at Script Advice I read scripts almost every day - no hardship for me - I love to do this work. I have learned, over the last 25 years; how to make a poor script better and...

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...

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...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Snow crystals 2b (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] The nights are drawing in, 2013 is putting it's feet up. Now, with Cocoa in hand, I feel is a good time to give you the best and most popular blogs I have written on screenwriting, over...