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Crime is the post popular genre in fiction and on screen today, but many writers fall into the crime fiction trap…
The most important thing to do when you pitch
Monday December 7 – 9.30am – Belfast – Free Pitching Seminar
Wednesday December 9 – 7 for 7.30pm – London – Euroscript Free Networking
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Writing screenplays for cinema and TV is probably the hardest kind of writing there is, but very rewarding when it goes right. This site has many practical ways to help you, whatever level you’re at.
I’m getting very busy on my new novel (due out Spring 2016) and also another fun venture which I hope to be able to announce soon – so live appearances are getting more limited for the next few months.
And I’m regularly adding more.
You’ll find masses of useful resources on writing and related issues here. Check out the blog – free screenplay format guides and templates to download with information on screenwriting software – and an FAQ on how to use the Internet for Research.
There are now thousands of books on screenwriting for beginner writers and advanced, but some are more useful than others. I’ve lists of the books I’ve found useful, a shorter list of my all-time favourites, and of course my own books – Police Slang, short stories in anthologies, and A Complete Screenwriting Course – out in October and already recommended reading on an increasing number of MA courses. New review here…
Practical help for screenwriters
If you want to catch me in person, I can be found running events and courses, through Euroscript and festivals here and abroad. Some are free and some are charged for. I am available, when time permits, to give feedback by email or in personal meetings.
You can also ask me questions, especially if you have topics you’d like me to answer in the blog.
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