About Lucy V Hay AKA Bang2write


Run by Lucy V Hay, Bang2write is a writing and networking tips blog for screenwriters, novelists and freelance writers.

Bang2write focuses on genre, submissions, characterisations, social media and the general mistakes writers make. We aim to ensure writers have the tools to make informed decisions about their work and how they present it and themselves to the industry.

Renowned for its sweary ‘smack talk’, Bang2write was picked as 1 of the top 100 websites for writers by The Write Life in 2017, 2018 and 2019. It has also been a finalist in the UK Blog Awards. It is in Feedspot’s top 10 screenwriting blogs, number 1 in the UK!

Bang2write also exists on most platforms beyond the main site, culminating in the B2W Facebook group, a closed and safe environment in which ‘Bang2writers’ can share ideas and their work. Join us!

Courses & Talks

In addition to blogging, script editing, script reading and writing books, Lucy has hit the road doing talks and courses at festivals, schools, libraries, universities and more!

Current courses:

  • The Craft: Fundamentals of Screenwriting, Ealing Studios, October 19-20th, 2019. GET TICKETS.
  • Introduction to Screenwriting, Exeter Phoenix, Fri Nov 8th, 2019. ENQUIRE NOW.
  • Breaking Into Script Reading, Ealing Studios, 2-3rd May, 2020. GET TICKETS.

Alternatively, get in touch HERE to hire Lucy for your event or organisation.

Who is Lucy V Hay?

Lucy V. Hay is a novelist, script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy, as well as her writing workshops and courses.

As an author, Lucy has written Writing & Selling Thriller Screenplays for “Creative Essentials”, as well as its follow ups, Writing & Selling Drama Screenplays  and Writing Diverse Characters For Fiction, TV & Film based on her experiences of reading 20K+ spec screenplays, unpublished novels and pitch material over the last 15 years as a script reader and script editor.

Publishing as LV Hay, Lucy’s dark domestic noir novel, Do No Harm, was nominated in 2 categories for The Dead Good Book Readers Awards, 2019. Her debut, The Other Twin, has been featured in The Sun and Sunday Express Newspapers, plus Heatworld and Closer Magazine. It has been optioned for television by Emmy-nominated producers Free@Last TV.

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17 Responses to About B2W

  1. Dustin says:

    Hey there…new member to your blog. Love the honesty that you bring. Will keep reading. Thanks,

  2. anne-marie caluwaert says:

    ANd she worked for me and she is truly GREaT – I’m good in spelling mistakes — bad English still she didn’t give up on me — so I can only say if you need real help – this is the place to turn too —

  3. Rich Vedder says:

    I’m not a Facebook or Twitter customer, and at this time don’t plan to become one. Is there a way to ask questions about your service through simple email service?

    • Lucy V Hay says:

      Hi there Rich, by all means contact me via email whenever you want on Bang2write@aol.com and I’ll answer your message as soon as I can. The links above re: my rate card is a PDF and hosted by Dropbox, which anyone can download from (you don’t need to have it yourself). Hope that helps, LV

  4. DD says:

    Hi love, great blog. I will definitely use your infinite wisdom on my first 20 pages:)

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  7. Sandy Corkins-Schmidt says:

    Cool site, and neat advice. Just signed up for your monthly roundup. Thanks for offering :>) Is great to see a young female voice speaking her truth!

  8. karen says:

    Thanks for this Lucy, it’s exactly what I need. I’ve written two comedy pilots and three screenplays and I need to know how to get them out there. Thanks to you I know what next steps to take without making obvious mistakes. Thanks again.

  9. Great Blog, great insight! Wanted to know do you offer any “mentor” services for up and coming writers? If not can you possibly point a new writer in the right direction?

  10. Hi, Love your website. Very informative and detailed. Just signed up for the newsletter
    Keep up the great work.

  11. noel wyatt says:

    As a new /old writer (64) this is a great resource for me.I have one of my scripts in BlueCat at the moment and am writing a horror from my home town of Bristol which has an all female cast. quite challenging for a bloke but based on a true story that involved my mum so easier to relate to. so difficult to find good information for older writers like me and am very grateful for this site.

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