The script may be halted but the obsession remains…

I stopped writing this script four or five months ago (yet still can’t call it ‘finished’, you may notice) and yet when presented with a way to make words pretty, the first words I think of are my first-born, my first TV spec script lovingly conceived last year.  Ain’t she a beaut?! Advertisements

Writers, I would like to ask a question of you…

This is one of those horses for courses questions, what suits you might not suit me, perhaps different occasions call for a different approach. I’d like to collect thoughts, gather experience, receive some received opinions. When we sit down to write every day, as we do (every day) do we either: a) start from the beginning…

Mirror Mirror, in the den, can I write women as well as men?

This weekend, as I greedily ingested every minute of this week’s radio drama on offer from the BBC, I came across a slow-burner, which has crept up on me and just scorched me in my face. White Snow is available on the iPlayer for the next five days and I urge you to drink it…

How a very old-fashioned family broke my heart

Like a fine wine, with each coming year I become a bit more feminist.  Having spent my life surrounded by men and conforming to patriarchy and playing their sexist and misogynistic games, at some point I became reluctant to join in and eventually I became sickened and outraged and principled.  There were tipping points along…