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An Epic Rundown of the LSF365 Live Script Edit Pile

LSF365 Live Script Edit 2020 So, it was the B2W LSF365 Live Script Edit last night! I have been doing the Live Script Edit for the festival for years now. I’m never failed to be impressed by the plucky writers who offer up their pages for dissection in this session! Seriously, let’s all be upstanding for them … Round of applause! LSF365 is the first time I did the session virtually. This year, I got 52 submissions. This is not the most I’ve ever received for this session, but it’s definitely up there. This gave me a crazy idea … ‘What… Read More »An Epic Rundown of the LSF365 Live Script Edit Pile

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A Screenwriter’s Guide to Navigating The Pandemic Lockdown

How to Navigate Lockdown: 3 Tips for Screenwriters What if you could get something good out of the lockdown? Your main priority should be to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones. But the pandemic won’t last forever. Think about it like this: once the lockdown will be over, wouldn’t it be great to come out of it with a truly unique and exciting screen story? Maybe up until now, it was hard for you to focus on your fantasy world with all the everyday responsibilities and noise. Well, now there’s time to really dig deep into it.… Read More »A Screenwriter’s Guide to Navigating The Pandemic Lockdown

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How to Build a Book Launch Team

About Book Launch Teams If it’s time for you to launch your next book on Amazon, the best thing you can do for yourself is to get a great launch team. This is a group of people that will get an early copy of your book, read it, and give a review that will be posted when the book is published. In reality, you can get much more out of a good launch team and give your book long-term success. What Is A Book Launch Team? The book launch team is a group of people, either fans of your previous… Read More »How to Build a Book Launch Team

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7 Things I Learned At The Comedy Awards

The Comedy Awards Earlier this week the best movie, TV and radio writers came together for The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019. You don’t often see writers at televised awards ceremonies. We’re an unloved category on most glitzy nights. Our natural inclination to introversion and perceived lack of dress sense define us as bad telly. The awards aren’t televised but they do attract some of the biggest names in the business, while reminding producers, agents and commissioners how great stories and the people who tell them remain at the heart of our creative industries. There are now three… Read More »7 Things I Learned At The Comedy Awards

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15 Questions To Help You Network Like A Professional

With the new year on the horizon, it’s not surprising that that writers are dropping by B2W looking for networking tips … Going to events such as London Screenwriters’ Festival and London Book Fair  is bound to be on alot of your new year resolutions lists! But preparation is good practice when it comes to networking, so thinking ahead about how you’re going to ‘work the room’ in advance can really play dividends. This is why I love these questions from Nicole that can really help break the ice. Over to you, Nicole … Networking is the cornerstone of any… Read More »15 Questions To Help You Network Like A Professional

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How WONDER WOMAN Proves The Power Of Untold Stories

No Real Spoilers So the news and reviews and first weekend figures are in: Wonder Woman is an epic box office SMASH! This is great news not only for female lead characters, but female directors as well. Patty Jenkins has done a HUGE turn to female filmmakers everywhere. Whilst it’s obviously completely and utterly wrong that ONE film had so much to prove like this, that’s a conversation for another time. For now, I for one am delighted that Jenkins et al has pulled this off, against the odds. BRAVO! So now I’m going to take a look at the… Read More »How WONDER WOMAN Proves The Power Of Untold Stories

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How To Be A Successful Writer, Defined By 5 Facebook Memes

Do you love memes? If you love memes, join the club! They seem to be everywhere these days. ‘A picture tells a thousand words’ is an adage has always been a favourite of mine as a writer. Its application to screenwriting is obvious, but even as a novelist CREATING WORD PICTURES helps us keep own track so that we ‘show, don’t tell’. This is why memes are so popular in the internet age, especially on platforms such as Facebook. Memes are defined as: So, for the uninitiated, memes have always been here, it’s just now they’re much more obvious and in… Read More »How To Be A Successful Writer, Defined By 5 Facebook Memes

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How To Use Social Media To Market Your Novel

I love these tips … I think they’re useful to ALL writers, not just authors! As I’ve said many, many times on this blog – social media is great, because it lets us get our voices heard … but it’s also TERRIBLE!! Whilst there’s no ‘right’ way to do social media, there’s a gazillion errors we can make and then get noticed for all the wrong reasons. Yikes. So, if you have a book, campaign, message, brand or something else you want to get out there, make sure you check out these great tips from Sarah. Enjoy! Everyone markets on… Read More »How To Use Social Media To Market Your Novel

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How To Bypass the Gatekeepers: Screenwriter To Published Author

If you can write a script, you can write a book! If you can write a book, you can publish it and start building your tribe, without asking for anybody’s approval. Making a movie is a million dollar investment, so as a script writer you’re at the mercy of agents, editors and an endless line of gatekeepers. You might be the next James Cameron but while you’re still “in the making” why not use your superpowers to make some extra cash and build your fame? How? Convert your script into a book! More and more movies are based on books… Read More »How To Bypass the Gatekeepers: Screenwriter To Published Author

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Why You Need Guts To Write The Good Stuff

  Working with writers as a script editor, I seem to spend just as much time counselling them (like an agony aunt!) as I do talking about writing craft! That’s okay. I like being an agony aunt and offering encouragement and moral support. As I’ve written on this blog before, sometimes a writer’s biggest obstacle is confidence in themselves. I’ve felt this way too. I get it. BUT — BUT –BUT … … Just as often, it’s not about confidence, but GUTS.  Let me explain the difference. Writers frequently come to me, wanting to make a statement. It’s all they… Read More »Why You Need Guts To Write The Good Stuff

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