Latest Write On post: How to avoid the crime fiction trap
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
Saturday September 17 – 1-6pm – London: Triskele LitFest – FREE – Taking questions about all aspects of writing, novels, screenplays and adaptation at the Pop-Up Bookshop
Saturday September 24 – 4-5.30 pm London: Raindance: The 5 Mistakes That Will Sabotage Your Script
Writing for cinema, TV or novels is probably the hardest kind of writing there is, but very rewarding when it goes right. Write On has many practical ways to help you, whatever level you’re at. It also has articles and reviews for readers, especially readers who like crime.
I’m delighted to say my new book on pitching is out – Jaws in Space. Not only did it sell out completely at its first appearance at the London Screenwriters’ Festival but it’s already recommended reading on MA courses.
You’ll find masses of useful resources on writing and related issues on this site. 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…
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