script Tag

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...

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...

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: 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...

     You have been writing for a while now;  honing your craft;  you are serious about being  a professional writer, one who gets paid for the scripts they produce and you have decided you want to be a Television Writer and As Soon As Possible. There are doors...

 My son has Chicken Pox. He is not at school and as I type this, he watches his favourite Lego-themed DVD; 'Clutch Powers'; Malick The Maligned has stolen  Clutch's father's Creation Spark...