I have learnt more from Yvonne than what I did on my MA writing course. It was great being able to discuss ideas with her and plan the best course of action. Her northern wit puts you immediately at ease.
RITCHIE COLLINS writer
I found it really helpful to have a disciplined process for the weeks before drafting began, with an experienced independent reader who can view it through the eye of the market I want to reach. The formal treatment stage is useful in terms of helping to refine the proposition, and the breakdown in clarifying what the first draft of the script should attempt.
SIMON CRAVEN writer
Insightful, exciting and enjoyable are but a few words to describe my experience working with Yvonne. The 6 week development course is such a worthwhile course if you want to; understand how TV treatments are formed, develop an idea further and sharpen the structure of your material.
Yvonne was able to extrapolate and tell me things about my treatment that I couldn’t see, but was trying to express and through brainstorming together via Skype the story was starting to develop into something I couldn’t do by myself. It’s very difficult to create a solid treatment but with the help from Yvonne made sure I stuck on the path until the end goal was achieved – a great story with interesting characters.
PETE CLARKE writer
Six of the quickest weeks I’ve ever spent writing. The pace is intense and matched with Yvonne’s expertise, incredible eye for detail and supportive manner, I’ve simply made breakthrough after breakthrough after breakthrough. Highly recommended.
ANDY NORTH writer
What strongly appealed to me on the course was Yvonne’s deep understanding of the dna of television as an industry and profession, it workings and what success looks like. I really valued getting to work immediately. The course didn’t feel drawn out and had pace and momentum. I felt constantly challenged.
My strengths and weakness identified by Yvonne were accurate and highlighted straight away, which demonstrated Yvonne’s experience and focus. I was able to start working through these.
It was good to talk through stories and characters and Yvonne honestly details their use, practicalities and value to a drama.
The use of Yvonne’s book – a must read, and materials gave me a foundation and a good reference.
The biggest leanings for me were to get to my story quickly, sub text, inter weaving stories and structure.
Yvonne gave me what I look for in a tutor – knowledge, experience, confidence, supportive guidance and humour.
GREGG VINES writer
To get the best out of the 6 weeks this course is limited to just 10 writers. There is a course in progress, further dates are to be announced. The course cost is just £600.00 to get your television project market ready. I ask for a 50% upfront deposit (£300) when you sign up to the course, to confirm your place and then the balance after the first 3 weeks. Get started and sign up for your course today.