On the destructive myth of a writer’s ‘voice’, and what ‘finding your voice’ actually means.
The delightful Holly Lyons, screenwriting lecturer at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, and maven behind script assessment service Screenwriting Scriptease, invited me along last week to a speed pitching … Continue reading Speed Pitching! Things To Consider
Over the coming months, I’m hoping to write a series of posts for aspiring kids’ content makers tackling some of the common pitfalls of developing and writing children’s television, and … Continue reading 5 Ways To Improve Gender Representation In Your Kids TV Concept
So, I write for television and I get paid for it. It literally pays my bills and keeps me fed. I don’t earn an outrageous living, far from it, but … Continue reading Advice To New And Emerging Screenwriters (And Script Editors)
It’s been an up-and-down month, I’m not feeling great and I have no idea what I have written below – I hope it makes sense! Here we go: WATCHING a … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up – February 2018
Inspired by Austin Kleon’s Ten Things, and in awe of Pip Lincolne’s Taking Stock blog posts, I’m going to give a weird hybrid of the two a crack. Here we … Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up – January 2018
I feel determined to make more of an effort to read, watch and enjoy stories by women, about women, this year. And I’ve made a good start with these three: … Continue reading View From The Top (of the Book Pile) – January 2018
It all started (for me at least) when I saw this tweet from J.K. Rowling: The tweet was in response to sports blogger Bradley Geiser’s (aka NBA Kurt Vonnegut @therealbradg) … Continue reading The Power of Predictive Poetry
A couple of months ago, a friend got in touch to let me know about her latest project. And my heart skipped a beat. Nicky Shortridge and her childhood best … Continue reading A Fun, Feminist Magazine for Girls? Yes Please!
I’ve been having a couple of those kinds of weeks. I’ve taken on work I really didn’t want to take on because, you know, dignity isn’t as important as paying … Continue reading Embracing My Inner Loser
Being a good producer takes a lot of guts. Generally speaking, I think film and TV producers get a bad wrap. We envision them as ruthless, mercenary sharks with no … Continue reading The One Difference Between Good and Bad Producers
If writing is re-writing, scriptwriting is script editing. And one of the most basic tools of script editing is the One Liner, which focuses you on POS (point of scene). … Continue reading What’s The Point (Of Scene)? How The One Liner Changed How I See Stories