Creating a cohesive, engaging, comprehensive, creative and commercial world for television from scratch, getting it out of your head, on to the page/screen and ultimately across the desk of people who can produce and [...]
How to write a Pilot for Television. This is my mark 2 chapter on the subject. A note of caution from the Off. Firstly, do read my blog How To Write the Pilot for [...]
Writing the Television Pilot - the first ten pages - can be daunting for Television writers. In this blog, I want to set out the five key factors that must be in those crucial [...]
Do you want to know how to write Television Treatments and learn how to structure your series narrative?
How to write a TV series outline is a tricky skill to get right. You need to be both creative but also present your series narrative commercially, so that Producers find it easy to read and it answers their key questions about the series as a whole.
Television writing demands specific, necessary and particular skills in order that the story and characters you imagine make it strongly and clearly to the page and from there to the screen. I work with [...]
Working with Television series story structure is often an eye-opener for many writers working with me for the first time. It can be surprising to learn just how much of my creative [...]
There’s an awful lot of conflicting information about Loglines on the Internet. There are some who would demand that a logline has a certain number of words in it; that the length is prescriptively controlled, [...]
You are a writer with great ideas. You've had a brilliant one which has to be for television - there's a series here you know it, but the sheer weight of the story, the [...]
Are you about to dive into that exciting, also rather terrifying world of the TV Pilot? Here is what one of my favourite writers (of short stories) Lorrie Moore says about writing: 'The only happiness [...]