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I am very pleased to say I am now a member of the Script Magazine community of writers and bloggers and urge you to bookmark this magazine as it is an excellent resource for writers of all genres; Script Magazine covers articles on how...

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...

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 guest blogging for writer/director Charles Harris. Part One: I delve into the story structure we use in television and show you how you can create the longer run story line. [embed]http://www.charles-harris.co.uk/2014/06/story-structure-legs-1/[/embed]    ...

Over the last few months, via my work with writers at all levels of experience and development and through teaching writers at my workshops, I have found that for a lot of you, the area of treatment writing is the most tricky. There is some really...

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...