News, Tips & Advice

I have been writing these fortnightly newsletters for over a decade on many different aspects of screenwriting and storytelling. So this has grown into a fairly huge online resource for screenwriters.

We have tried to break the newsletters into useful categories so that you can access the subjects that interest you.
I have covered many subjects over the years – including PITCHING, CHARACTERISATION, LITERARY AGENTS, many recommendations of inspiring and brilliant shows and scripts; and interviews with many fascinating screenwriters and producers.

I hope you will have fun dipping into some of the old newsletters; and I hope that they will be helpful and energising for your screenwriting.


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Blog Archive


THE MAGIC STORY TREE? What I’m trying to illustrate here is just how many amazing stories (and character ideas) there are out there in the big wide world, stories available

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Hi There, Happy New Year. I had meant for this 1st newsletter of 2024 to be all your excellent and fascinating responses to my ‘Best of 2023’ lists – but

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Courses, feedback & recommendations

Hi There, CHANNEL 4 SCREENWRITING COURSE 2024 We have now confirmed the interviews and I have emailed everyone who wasn’t successful. Apologies if you haven’t heard back from me. Inevitably

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