So the first of the 2 volume series has been published. I am in volume 2 but you really need to read volume 1 before reading volume 2.
It has been great fun to work with the other wonderful writers, Saranne Mallinson, Emma Pullar, Fiona Leitch, Nick Jackson, Carmen Radtke and Lawrence Mallinson, on the project. Everyone has been so constructive and open to ideas.
We are all hoping to do it again.
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If you can get to Manchester there is a brilliant workshop being run by Yvonne Grace. She has 25 years experience in script editing, story lining, script development and television drama production. This includes working on East Enders, Coronation Street and Holby City.
The course is on Saturday 30th September from 9am to 5pm.
I can highly recommend this workshop. Find out more here.
I am supposed to be relaxing on holiday but the cottage has a big table which is just perfect for writing on. I've been unable to stop myself on my rest days. What are rest days? The days I have to recover in-between the days of sightseeing. The joys of ME I'm afraid.
So I have finished the first draft of my contribution to The Anthropocene Chronicles. Still got to read everyone else's and give feedback. Wondering how I got involved? Then wonder no more. I have written a guest post about it on my mate Eileen Wilson's blog here.
What else have I been up to. Well I have submitted to the Roadmap "Wise Words" script competition here. Yes I am that old. Roadmap Writers is a mine of information and a full platter of opportunities. Take a look here.
I have also applied to a number of events during the London Screenwriting Festival, LSF. There's the Actor's Table Read where a couple of pages of your script are work-shopped and you get helpful feedback.
Also applied to the Advanced Mentoring Workshop. Did this a couple of years a go with Steve La Rue. Really helpful. You get locked away with a few other writers and your mentor to workshop your work and get lots of gen.
I have to get a couple of other scripts sorted to apply for the Script Surgery where you get one to one feedback from Euroscript gurus. Plus Meet the Experts, where a panel of experts rip your pitch apart, and Live Script Edit where Lucy V Hay rips your script apart. You have to be brave for those two.
Talking about the LSF, have you got your ticket yet? Why not? Raid your piggy bank and get there. Honestly it is a must if you are serious about your scriptwriting.
Want to know what it is like? Well I wrote a post for the festival about what I did last year here. I only did the presentations and none of the extra stuff that year but it gives you a taster. Have any questions let me know.
May your ideas flow freely.
Welcome to my thoughts. If my work makes you feel something I'll be happy.