14 tips for new TV comedy/drama writers

The tone of this seminar at Xponorth2017 was very positive - some advice specifically for Scotland but generally useful for UK writers. Main advice for new writers: Look at the website BBC Writersroom for writing opportunities in BBC but also theatres When there's an open call for submissions, send in your scripts. Keep sending them …

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Creativity healing

Just read an excellent article on the website theconversation.com about how creativity is a natural way for the brain to help process trauma.  Trauma by its nature is overwhelming - so the brain cannot deal with and store what is happening in the usual way.  With normal events, memories are stored using words:   "This …