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Patrick Ness' screenwriting tips

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Patrick Ness' screenwriting tips

Class creator Patrick Ness shares some great screenwriting advice at a BAFTA Cymru event.

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Script Gym - Community Guidelines

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Script Gym - Community Guidelines

Welcome to the Writersroom Script Gym. Here are a few community guidelines to consider when making comments or publishing your scripts on the website.

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Screenwriting interview - Jack Thorne

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Screenwriting interview - Jack Thorne

Playwright and television writer Jack Thorne (The Fades, Cast-offs, Skins, This Is England '86), talks about why he's psychologically dependent on writing, his 14 hour writing days and how he overcomes obstacles in his scripts.

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How to write a script: Beginnings

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How to write a script: Beginnings

Getting the story started means hooking the audience's attention immediately and hitting the ground running. This doesn't mean an action sequence it means starting the story straight away by showing characters in action and by showing who the characters are by what they do.

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Hook your audience from the start!

Hook your audience from the start!

We challenge you to write the best opening you can dream up.  Be as detailed and original in your choices as possible and take a crack at those first five pages.  If you're feeling bold, perhaps even ten!

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Write something in a different genre!

Write something in a different genre!

Film and television are packed with great shows that take us out of our real lives.  Fantasy, sci-fi, super heroes, crime, period pieces, horror… Have you ever thought about writing in a different genre?  Take the leap!  

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Try Writing A Monologue

Try Writing A Monologue

Characters speak all the time in scripts but have you ever tried penning an internal or external monologue?

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Learn How To Write A Comedy Sketch

Learn How To Write A Comedy Sketch

To coincide with the Writersroom comedy submission window opening we want to invite you to try your hand at sketch writing.

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Tips for Writing A Crime Drama

Tips for Writing A Crime Drama

There has never been a better time for crime drama on telly! Inspired by Happy Valley's success at the Baftas we would like to invite you to write your own opening scene for a crime drama. 

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Introduce a Character

Introduce a Character

Without characters, a script doesn't tend to go very far. Characters bring your story to life, they suck your audience in and give voice to your narrative.

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Bring A Place Alive

Bring A Place Alive

There are some pieces of writing where the location is so evocative it's almost like a silent, ever-present character. 

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How do you bring characters to life?

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How do you bring characters to life?

From drawing dots, to mimicking their voices, to acting our their body language - TV writers including Roy Williams, Toby Whithouse, Debbie Oates and Jimmy McGovern share their techniques for bringing characters to life.

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Get scriptwriting tips

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Get scriptwriting tips

Get hints and tips on scriptwriting from the experts. 

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