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


  Hi There, I’m very pleased to have been able to add 12 new scripts to my website SCRIPT LIBRARY. One of the things that is brought home to

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Hi There, An apology – but this week’s newsletter is entirely self-publicising  – for a new / updated part of my script consultancy – DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANCY Having run the

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Hi There, LOGLINES In the last couple of years, we have asked writers submitting projects to the Channel 4 screenwriting course to also submit loglines. I realise this can be

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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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