STORY STRUCTURE

Those of you that have worked with me in 2018 will know that THE most thing I bang on about during our Skype script edit sessions is the importance of structure in the language of television drama. I literally come out in a rash if...

The creative process can be messy. If you are a Jackson Pollock sort of word splasher, then you will know what I mean. If you lean more to the Mondrian or Escher school of thought, you may well have backed up every file you ever...

I regularly write articles for InkTip Magazine and this is my latest - I break down the creative v the commercial aspects of writing for television and give you a handy listicle of the documents you will need to get proficient and great at writing...

It's always good to have a reference; a listicle of things to remember when you dive in to your writing. Here's my Ten Top Tips on how to write better scripts. You can also contact me to help you hone your script and get your work...

The creative process, is, as any writer will tell you, a personal, specific and unique activity. So I am not going to go into a great blurb about how important it is to put your bum down on the seat each day and produce x amount...

My colleague and friend Phil Gladwin blogs below about the 3 key things a winning script needs. His competition is an excellent way of getting your original creative ideas out there. Phil and I run popular, hand’s on practical workshops for writers keen to hone their television...

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 like factories. In principle; I mean the noisy, smelly, eye-bleedingly boring conveyor belt process of factory manufacture is not what I like, but the organisation, the structure, the fast turnaround and the team work found on the factory floor are also present and correct...

I regularly write for INKTIP which is a cracking resource for writers, based across the Pond. Here is my article showing you how to approach the long form narrative and how to encapsulate your best ideas into a saleable treatment. ...

As regular readers of the Script Advice Blog will know, I write my column TV WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS for Script Magazine. Here is my latest; STORY IMPACT in series drama. Enjoy. And get in touch if you need script help. ...