WRITING FOR TELEVISION

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...

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...

Yvonne Grace and Phil Gladwin here. We want to talk to you about one of the biggest barriers you face in getting your script optioned. The fact it's probably not even getting read! When you're a writer it can seem shocking that many production companies, writing initiatives and...

I wrote this blog back in 2013 and came across it again recently. I want to re-post because it's sometimes important to give writers out there their due. Without your work and talent, my consultancy Script Advice would not exist nor would I be...

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...

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. ...