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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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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THANK YOU!

Hi There, I’d like to thank all of you who got in touch to respond to my last newsletter. I was really gratified by all your responses and your generosity

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HIGHLIGHTS& LOWLIGHTS OCTOBER 2023

Hi There, TV FACTUAL DRAMA Here’s a section of a review from The Guardian of The Reckoning, the new factual drama mini-series about Jimmy Saville ‘Stripped of context, The Reckoning

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CHARACTER VOICE-NOTES PART 2

Hi There, This week, the 2nd part of the excellent voice-note / character monologues that came out of my CREATIVITY FOR SCRIPTWRITERS ONE DAY COURSE in London on Sunday June

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