Essential Reading for Screenwriters

Here’s my recommendations: Poetics by Aristotle The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field Story by Robert McKee Save...

BBC TV Writers’ Festival 2012

This year’s festival kicked off with an inspiring opening speech from the brilliant Peter Bowker about ambition in television drama. I then headed to a session with Lucy Gannon titled ‘Get Real’. Lucy’s list of television credits is...

Creating Great Characters

Great characters are essential in any good drama or comedy and it’s not enough to know what happens to your characters in your story, you need to know your characters inside and out.  Characters need to be deeply developed and there are lots of ways of doing...