Wednesday Writing Tip #09

Unless you’ve been lost in the desert, it won’t have escaped your notice that there’s quite the debate going on about diversity and representation in film, both on and off-screen. Now, the off-screen bit is something that’s a little out of our hands as writers, but onscreen is definitely something …

Wednesday Writing Tip #08

When you’re in the zone, writing can be the most exhilarating thing ever. The words just flow. The characters feel like they speak to you. The jokes are not just funny, but downright hilarious. You’re a writing god! Nothing can stop you. Not even that lady next to you on …

Wednesday Writing Tip #07

We love a good baddie – to use a technical term. Alright, the real technical term is antagonist, but that just sounds so theoretical. Baddie is so much more colourful. Or villain. That’s a good one, too. A good bad one, obviously… Antagonist is a more apt term, though, antagonist, …

Wednesday Writing Tip #06

It’s time for a little balance. While in previous posts you’ve seen me bang on about the importance of character in driving your story, that’s – perhaps obviously – not the be all and end all of screenwriting. Writing great characters does not ensure your script will result in a …