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 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
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
About a year ago, I came across a group called NYC Midnight that run a slate of online writing competitions. I’m usually pretty suspicious of these sorts of things, and … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why I Recommend The NYC Midnight Writing Challenges
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