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.

Blog Archive


WHAT IS GOOD WRITING? I recently read the novel Sorrow And Bliss by Meg Mason. It’s a wonderful book. The writing gave me such pleasure. On almost every page there

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  Hi There, One of the things I’ve been thinking about recently in scripts / stories is the question of the DRAMATIC PROPOSITION of a show. Prompted by the work

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Hi There, This fortnight, the final guest article from the 7 script readers for the 2022 Channel 4 screenwriting course by Sylvie Markes (as you’ll see, written a little while

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