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
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!
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
Towards the end of last year, I was in a bit of a state. I was still coming to terms with being a freelancer, I wasn’t being productive as a … Continue reading How Would You Describe Yourself? An Incidental Discovery
I came across this fantastic podcast the other day via Tin House and featuring writer Ann Hood who shares her ten rules on how to write a ‘kick-ass’ essay. It is excellent and … Continue reading Ann Hood’s Top Ten Tips On How To Write A Kick-Ass Essay
In which I say, try it all at least once, no matter what anyone says, and go with what works right now. I remember being a kid … Continue reading Finding Your Process (Is Hard)
In which I get all a bit hot under the collar about people who dismiss youth media (or any genre storytelling) because of their own prejudices about the intended … Continue reading Judge The Work, Not The Audience
In which I discover ‘The I.T. Crowd’ properly and also discover Graham Linehan’s awesome approach to writing sitcoms. I clearly have been living under a rock for some … Continue reading Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?