Writersroom interviews TV writer Julie Gearey (Prisoners’ Wives, Secret Diary of a Call Girl).
TV writer Julie Gearey talks to us about her journey – securing her first commission on The Bill, and then getting fired. She discusses the techniques she uses to develop her characters for BBC One hit drama, Prisoners’ Wives and talks about how powerful TV drama can be in its ability to lift the lid on hidden worlds.
Julie shares her advice for emerging writers – never turn down a job and approach writing like a craftsperson, “sharpen your craft and the art will come”.
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