Tuesday 13 January 2009, 13:31
The year isn't quite so new now is it? But Happy New Year nevertheless and it's great to see Ceri at Writers Academy blogging here this year!
The tail end of 2008 had me battling with my ISP, I was reduced to a dial up internet connection for almost 6 weeks with only intermittent broadband. This made...
Friday 4 March 2011, 11:30
Ideas can come from anywhere. A song. A conversation. A dream. Something overheard. David Gray once remarked, when discussing the song 'Please Forgive Me', that inspiration came and he was lucky enough to intercept it. I'd only partly agree with that.
In the Arabic language the word 'khaliq' means...
Wednesday 2 January 2013, 14:37
Head of BBC Drama Scotland and judge of our Frank Deasy Award Chris Aird talks to us about looks for in a great script and what defines ‘Scottish drama’.
Tuesday 4 December 2012, 14:37
Watch highlights from our Q&A with writer Sally Wainwright at the Manchester Literature Festival.
Tuesday 7 September 2010, 18:08
Chris Wilson won the 2009 Alfred Bradley Bursary Award for his script Playing the Game, a new version of which will air as part of Radio 3 drama series The Wire under the title Lump-Boy Logan.
So here's Chris to talk about the play:
I write about horse-racing for a living. I spend my days...
Friday 13 January 2012, 13:58
An advisory list of potential delights and horrors when writing DOCTORS scripts.
The cast of BBC One drama, Doctors.
100% my opinion - In no particular order...
1. Trust your script editor and use their skill and experience. They can have moments of genius for which you can take most of...
Monday 21 January 2013, 15:19
Elly Brewer, lead writer on The Dumping Ground, blogs about the development of the new CBBC drama series and how the writing process works.
Monday 9 May 2011, 16:42
Exile is without a doubt one of my proudest moments as a writer. It is a show that sets out with serious themes in mind and explores them through character, whilst utilising a thriller motor to forward the narrative.
So where did it come from? Well, having worked with Paul Abbott on three previous...
Thursday 23 June 2011, 12:03
As you've probably seen by now, several other of my fellow Laughing Stock winners have written blogs about their experiences of the contest and being on residency with Aunty.
I thought it'd try and write the list I would have liked to have stumbled upon before embarking on a week away with the BBC...
Friday 20 December 2013, 17:04
Writer Terry Cafolla on creating factual drama The Whale for BBC One, and getting to write dialogue for Martin Sheen.
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