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03,February
2016

UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, Kindle version!

Tim Clague and I have written the UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, which has a load of practical tips on how you can get ahead in the world of scriptwriting (and the freelancing life in general). It’s all based on our experiences as writers/directors over the last 10 years. The book doesn’t tell you how to…... Read more
20,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Tony Jordan interview!

The Red Planet Prize is the UK’s best TV opportunity for new writers (free to enter, get in there!). It’s run by Tony Jordan and his production company Red Planet Pictures. The deadline for the competition is this Friday so myself and Tim headed to Red Planet HQ for a special chat with Tony about…... Read more
19,January
2016

UK Scriptwriters Podcast: Mad Max

In the latest edition of the podcast, me and Tim chat to Brendan McCarthy, co-writer of Mad Max: Fury Road. He goes into detail about the project’s long development process, and the unique way the script was written. It’s our biggest and best podcast yet. GET IN THERE!   Vote for us in the UK…... Read more
12,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Pace & Interest

The Red Planet Prize is now open for submissions (deadline Friday 22nd January 2016). The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s my 5th and final tip for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip ‘Core Concept’ is…... Read more
04,January
2016

Red Planet Prize: Original Voice

The Red Planet Prize is now open for submissions (deadline Friday 22nd January 2016). The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s the 4th of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core…... Read more
24,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: Set Up Vs Story

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is Friday 22nd January 2016. The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s the 3rd of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core Concept’,…... Read more
16,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: The Opening Scenes

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is Friday 22nd January 2016. The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. Here’s the 2nd of my top 5 tips for submitting the first ten pages of your script to the competition (the 1st tip, ‘Core Concept’,…... Read more
09,December
2015

Red Planet Prize: Top 5 Tips

The deadline for the next Red Planet Prize is Friday 22nd January 2016. The Prize is one of the best TV writing opportunities out there, and it’s free to enter. I’ve been involved with the competition since its inception in 2007 as a reader/judge, so here’s the first of my top 5 tips on what…... Read more
30,November
2015

5 Top Tips For Games Writing

For practical and proactive tips to make it as a writer, get the UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook, available on Kindle and paperback! — In work news, I’ve recently written the in-game text and narrative for the new app game Score: Hero. Previously, back in 2007, I wrote the dialogue for the first Colin McRae: Dirt…... Read more
23,November
2015

Red Planet Prize 2016

The Red Planet Prize started in 2007 initially as an annual TV writing scheme. Over the last few years, it’s become more of a biannual event. This is due to its growing epic scale and the scheme’s commitment to ongoing mentoring/development with its selected writers. It’s yielded a lot of success: Robert Thorogood’s Death In…... Read more
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