Stories we tell

Stories are how the human race talks to itself. Stories we tell ourselves, stories we tell our loved-ones, stories we tell the world. Here you’ll find reviews of stories you might have missed and articles on writing in all media. Download my free book of unusual short stories The Cupboard and join my mailing list for even more stories of all kinds.

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film & TV Scriptwriters Amazon best-seller by Charles HarrisJaws in Space – Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters – 90% off this Kindle best-seller before February 28

Breaking news: Congratulations to writer-director team Fenella Greenfield and Nicola Quilter, who worked with me on their pitch two weeks ago. They won the pitching competition at last week’s Berlin Film Festival.

Special offer: My book on pitching – Jaws in Space – is available at a massive reduction of 90% just for the month of February.

‘Everything you need to know about pitching and a whole lot more.’

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Join me in Leeds on March 7th Knife Crime, Journalism and Fake NewsCharles Harris with The Breaking of Liam Glass

I’ll be talking about crime, tabloids and satire at Leeds Literary Festival.

Wednesday March 7th – 8pm to 9pm
Shadwell Library, 99 Main Street, Shadwell, Leeds LS17 8HL

Discussion and book signing – booking now

The Breaking of Liam Glass - Finalist: Wishing Shelf Book Awards Liam Glass finalist for Wishing Shelf Awards

The Breaking of Liam Glass has been selected as a finalist for the Wishing Shelf book awards 2017. The winner will be announced on April 1st.

“A brilliant satire on modern Britain” Between the Covers
“An intensely addictive page turner”Liz Love Books

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So what’s so special about Scrivener – 4 year road test review

Scrivener review - character of Jason Crowthorne from "The Breaking of Liam Glass"

What’s so special about Scrivener? Some people love it – a few hate it.

Almost everything that Scrivener does is done by other programs, sometimes better. But not so neatly presented.

But do its good looks last the pace of a professional writing life?

Read on…

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Complete Screenwriting & Jaws Amazon Best Sellers

TeTeach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Courseach Yourself Complete Screenwriting Course hit the Top 2 spot this year for TV Screenwriting books on Amazon and Top 5 for cinema and has sold overJaws in Space - Powerful Pitching for Film & TV Screenwriters 3,000 copies in large format worldwide.

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV came in just below at #6.

Both books have five star reviews and are recommended reading on MA courses. Check them out here…


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