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Scribosocial

Is the social still on for July 21st, Martin asks in the comments section of the previous post. HELL YES! Dunno ‘bowt anyone else, but for me, these last two weeks have been rubbish! Just endless torrents of work, cleaning, losing house buyers and getting rejected (which presumably I am again since I’ve heard nowt from The Royal Tapes! How many times can the BBC reject one person? Well, in the last two years, including the Writers’ Room, try 19 times! I will get through that door. Oh yes. And then Auntie will be sorry!!!). So. It’s you lot and… Read More »Scribosocial

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Are You A Girl Or A Boy?

There’s been a lot of talk recently over at English Dave’s, on the SP e-bulletin and on Robin’s blog (ok, I started that one) about the issue of gender and whether the UK is living up to its transatlantic cousin’s standards in terms of churning out quality television drama. Whilst whether the UK is as “good” as the US has to be a question of interpretation one could argue CSI vs. Silent Witness, ER vs. Casualty et al until the cows come home, drawing not only on opinions on writing and directing etc but also philosophical notions of media impreialism… Read More »Are You A Girl Or A Boy?

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Things To Do This Weekend

Well, it looks sunny today…which means it’ll rain like hell tomorrow, ‘cos it’s the weekend, natch. So with this in mind, I have worked out a few things you can do this saturday and sunday: Enter The Red Planet Prize. You have to have been living on Mars not to have heard of this, even if you didn’t make it to The Screenwriters’ Festival. The Lovely David and Helen have already blogged about it, so I won’t repeat them, but deadline’s not ’til September, it’s email entry so no trees need die and there’s 5000 squid up for grabs and… Read More »Things To Do This Weekend

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Alternative Pitch Fever

UPDATE 05/07: Many thanks to Lee for his help…The polls are now up! You’ve got one vote for pitches/synopses and one vote for the loglines on their own. Let voting commence!——————————————————————————– Well, here they all are folks… Your loglines and synopses in all their glory! I had to guess with a few re: genre btw because you forgot to tell me… Should be interesting to see if expectations “marry up”. By all means leave feedback for the contestants, but please make sure it’s constructive criticism. If you’re not sure what constitutes criticism being constructive and are worried about treading on… Read More »Alternative Pitch Fever

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More Stuff: Life, Contests, A Question and Naked Googlers

I had a rubbish week last week. If I hadn’t lived it, I would have thought it was one of those bad rom-coms where everything goes wrong for the protagonist in Act 1, culminating in the ultimate cliche of getting home early from work and finding your wife in bed with another bloke. Luckily I was spared this, since I don’t have a wife and I work from home, but hey ho. But this week is another week and I have many plans. I got ten rejections last week, working out at approximately 2 a day (though I got 3… Read More »More Stuff: Life, Contests, A Question and Naked Googlers

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Pitch Bitch

First off, well done to all you enterprising bloggers and surfers who have entered the Bang2write Pitch Fest, due to go out this Wednesday, July 4th. Secondly – where the hell are the rest of you?!?* I haven’t counted them all yet, but we have UNDER 20 entries. Since I know in the region of 500 of you entered Fever Pitch so MUST have a logline and synopsis floating around, this is a SCANDAL! I know some of you don’t like the idea of sticking stuff up on the ‘net in case peeps nick your ideas. Get over this. You… Read More »Pitch Bitch

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News Just In

I did not make it onto the shortlist for The BBC Writers’ Academy. Still, least I don’t have to wonder all weekend.

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Expose Yourself

Well, it would seem the sisters are doing it for themselves… Of the eleven people who have entered our alternative Fever Pitch so far (one of them being me and one other twice!), only three are fellas! Come on guys! Yes, yes, the deadline’s tomorrow, I know – you need to tweak, I get it. For those of you who have just dropped by and think I’ve gone mad, I’m running my own version of Fever Pitch for all you lovely rejectees (all 590 of us! Power to the peeps!) and those of you who didn’t make the deadline. Same… Read More »Expose Yourself

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Hard Scrambled: A Review

Many thanks to James P. Mercurio for sending me a copy of the drama he produced last year Hard Scrambled. I can only apologise for the delay; unfortunately my one year old has an obsession with remote controls and thanks to my husband’s thriftiness, he found a “bargain of the century” DVD player – which, you guessed it, only operates via the remote control… Which has spent the last month down the back of the fridge. Still, we found it at last and sat down to watch this movie last night. Hard Scrambled’s title made me think at first it… Read More »Hard Scrambled: A Review

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Anything They Can Do…

…We can do better!!! That’s right. Been rejected from Fever Pitch?? Worry not. We’re having our own pitching session. Right here, on er… Write Now. Anyone can enter! That includes my lovely American Readers and those people who’ve been reading my blog in Turkish last week. Anyone! Here’s the deal: 1) Post your logline and pitch on your own blog and send me the link or, if you have no blog, put it on a google/webhosting page and email its link to me OR if you have no knowledge of how to do this, send me your pitch/synopsis and I’ll… Read More »Anything They Can Do…

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Rejected

Only one word for it: nut wranglers. Ok, two. At least I won’t have to kill Andy though, since I won’t be seeing him there… There is a silver lining after all.

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Royal Tapes: Power of 3 Alert

Hi Peeps, it’s that time again where you have the opportunity to extract your revenge and tear MY work to bits. It’s a radio play for The Royal Tapes, something I’ve never attempted before, so anyone who has written for this medium (in the so-called real world, or at uni) is especially welcome, but to be honest anyone can read it since I have no idea what I’m doing here. Only stipulation: gotta have it back ASAP please, since it’s gotta be in next Friday at the latest. As always, email or leave a comment and I’ll get back to… Read More »Royal Tapes: Power of 3 Alert

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