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A lot of my work via my Script Consultancy Script Advice is about helping writers shape their creative ideas for television. It is one thing to have a lot of great ideas; characters, stories, things you want to say, but to ensure your best ideas don't...

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...

Amber Ending Has Viewers Red With Rage: How Not To Break The Rules! I have Charles Harris, writer-director and director of Euroscript, on my blog today. Charles has made award-winning programmes for TV and cinema. His blog is at http://www.charles-harris.co.uk You may have noticed a...

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...

      Readers of this blog and writers lucky enough to have bagged an early bird discounted   copy of my book  ‘Writing For Television, Series, Serials, Soaps’ (order here from Kamera Books http://www.kamerabooks.co.uk/creativeessentials/writingfortelevision/index.php?title_isbn=9781843443377)  will know just how much I rate the job of the Script Editor 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...

I have started watching ABC's 'Nashville' and am re-awakening my enjoyment of CBS's 'The Good Wife' on More4. The former is a big frothy bath of soap bubble and intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Country Song Scene. I am a sucker for a good Country...

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...

WHAT THE SCRIPT FACTORY SAYS ABOUT SCRIPT ADVICE: We can heartily recommend Yvonne’s workshops – she unravels television like no one else! Find out if I can help you with your current project@ http://scriptadvice.co.uk offering writers mentoring, training and script editing services in order...