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22,November
2017

Write A Script In 10 Weeks

If you subscribe to the UK Scriptwriters newsletter, you will have noticed I did a series of articles about how to write a script in 10 weeks. This proved very popular so me and Tim packaged it together into a handy guide that you can buy and keep. It’s OUT NOW on Amazon, the perfect…... Read more
13,November
2017

What’s Your Screenwriting Budget?

As a new or freelance writer, how much money should you actually spend on yourself to stay connected, develop your craft, and increase your overall productivity? In other words, what’s your annual screenwriting budget? Let’s crunch some numbers. SUBSCRIPTIONS OK, let’s assume you already have screenwriting software and a computer, the basics. The first thing…... Read more
04,November
2017

Top 3 Tips For Loglines

What’s a logline and how do you write a really good one that will help you not just when you’ve finished a script but when you’re developing your idea in the first place? Check out these top 3 tips in the quick vid! Or read the blog text underneath.   LOGLINES! Let’s talk loglines! A…... Read more
09,October
2017

Writing Videos

I’ve been tinkering with some quick-hit writing videos, trying to make them condensed & to-the-point so that hopefully they provide some use across your various and busy social media feeds. You may have seen my inaugural video (top 5 tips for the 1st ten pages of your scripts), but I’ve done two since: Screenwriting Career…... Read more
05,September
2017

Top 5 Tips: 1st Ten Pages Of Your Script

Erstwhile on the blog, I did a series of posts on the topic of the 1st ten pages of your script here. It was targeted for those preparing to submit to that year’s Red Planet Prize (focusing on TV scripts) so I thought it would be useful to update/round it up so that it’s more…... Read more
29,August
2017

12th Blogoversary

Well now, the blog’s 12 years old. But I’m still young of course, haven’t aged a day, ‘you look amazing, who does your hair’, I’ll never tell. A lot’s happened over the years, most of which I’ve chronicled on the blog, from an industry script reader making the transition as a new writer, to getting…... Read more
18,July
2017

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Justin Trefgarne

We’ve got an epic podcast for you this month as I chat to Justin Trefgarne about his experience as a development executive at Working Title, going freelance as a writer/director and the trials, tribs & triumphs of making his debut feature Narcopolis. Justin is, as ever, remarkably passionate, insightful and honest, so this is a…... Read more
27,June
2017

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Business of Being a Writer

June 2017: in this month’s UK Scriptwriters Podcast, Tim and I chat about effective networking and the business of being a writer, plus there’s exciting news on a new film festival called Short Sounds which is coming in October, check it out. Listen to the podcast with this link or via the embed below. UK…... Read more
13,June
2017

Writercise!

Last year, I blogged about ‘a writer’s fitness regime’ in where I broke down some simple steps you could take on the road to fitness. I started taking these steps myself around 2007 (after years of back trouble) and I’ve gradually worked my way towards respectable form again. For me it’s all about fitness, not…... Read more
24,May
2017

Cannes 2017: Day 5

On our last full day at the festival, the news of the Manchester bombing fills the headlines, which puts us in sombre mood. It’s easy to get into a fishbowl existence at Cannes, where nothing really matters outside of what you’re doing along the Croisette, so the grim news from home puts everything in perspective…... Read more
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