HOW TO WRITE A DRAMA SERIES TELEVISION OUTLINE

2014-11-07T18:40:40+00:00

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 [...]

HOW TO WRITE A DRAMA SERIES TELEVISION OUTLINE2014-11-07T18:40:40+00:00

STORYLINING; IT’S AN ART

2013-10-08T12:37:50+01:00

There is nothing as frustrating as those times when, in the story lining process, a meaty, potentially dramatic and resonant storyline is not plotted to the fullest extent of it’s potential, and so what the [...]

STORYLINING; IT’S AN ART2013-10-08T12:37:50+01:00

WHEN A SOAP FAILS

2013-09-26T13:59:25+01:00

I am guest blogging about what the ways in which a Soap, or Series, if failing can be fixed. What the Producers must do to get the sick show back on track. Here, on the [...]

WHEN A SOAP FAILS2013-09-26T13:59:25+01:00

WHAT’S IN A STORY?

2013-05-31T18:10:18+01:00

On my writer's group page Script Advice Writers Room the fabulous Lucy V Hay of www.bang2write.com and I coined a word for what script editors/writers who are also mothers do every day as we balance [...]

WHAT’S IN A STORY?2013-05-31T18:10:18+01:00

WRITING MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE

2013-05-03T14:02:13+01:00

I've been helping writers via SCRIPT ADVICE since 2007 and it feels the right time now to collate the most oft-made mistakes I see in scripts and hope you find the don'ts useful to know [...]

WRITING MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE2013-05-03T14:02:13+01:00

EVERGREEN LIST – FOR TELEVISION WRITERS

2013-04-30T12:47:50+01:00

I started in television in 1990 when the world was analogue not digital and mobile phones were Bengal Tiger rare. The only ones I regularly saw were those used by the film crew on location [...]

EVERGREEN LIST – FOR TELEVISION WRITERS2013-04-30T12:47:50+01:00

QUALITY CONTROL

2013-01-17T13:20:15+00:00

Holby City 1999. I had been asked by Mal Young (Head of Series drama at BBC1) to produce the second series of this critically acclaimed medical drama. The first series had not been the ratings [...]

QUALITY CONTROL2013-01-17T13:20:15+00:00

PULLING OUT THE STORY

2012-10-16T11:47:53+01:00

I cut my drama teeth on Eastenders. This fact made two things true about me: 1/ That I thrive on pressure 2/ That I like making stories happen. To continue in a symetrical vein, this show [...]

PULLING OUT THE STORY2012-10-16T11:47:53+01:00

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