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If You Can’t Pitch, You Can’t Write

“If you can’t pitch, you can’t write”. Rowan Joffe. Harsh but true? Pitching is definitely an area in which I need to hone my skills. This clip from London Screenwriter’s Festival succinctly explains the importance of being able to pitch a story.

3 Ways To Write A Trans Character by Elinor Perry-Smith

Some good tips here. I’d also argue that trans characters are just characters; if your whole premise relies solely on that fact that your character was born a different gender to the one they identify as, it’s time to go back to the drawing board. 3 Ways To Write A Trans Character by Elinor Perry-Smith.

Perhaps it’s true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house—the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture—must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.

A little inspiration from one of my favorite books: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

Stewart Parker Trust Nominations

  The winner of the Major Bursary and the Stewart Parker Trust/BBC Radio Drama Award will be announced at a ceremony at The Lyric Theatre in April 2014. More info here.

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