Screen-Yorkshire Archive

  • For the practising writer, there is no uglier word in the English language than “pitch”.  (Except for the word “Rejection”.)  As writers we want to be judged by our work,...

    Pitch Factor

    For the practising writer, there is no uglier word in the English language than “pitch”.  (Except for the word “Rejection”.)  As writers we want to be judged by our work,...

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  • I recently attended the last in this year’s SPARKS workshops up in Yorkshire.  It’s been six months of intensive work with 3 bunches of writers.  My lot were developing TV...

    On Heroes

    I recently attended the last in this year’s SPARKS workshops up in Yorkshire.  It’s been six months of intensive work with 3 bunches of writers.  My lot were developing TV...

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  • I spent last weekend in Hebden Bridge, a startlingly beautiful town in Yorkshire with mill chimneys and clock towers and horribly, horribly steep hills.  I was teaching on a workshop...

    On Hebden Bridge

    I spent last weekend in Hebden Bridge, a startlingly beautiful town in Yorkshire with mill chimneys and clock towers and horribly, horribly steep hills.  I was teaching on a workshop...

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  • Harry has been a very close and valued friend of mine for a number of years. I’m not blind to his many faults, but I’ve always regarded him as a man of integrity,...

    On Being Betrayed by a Friend

    Harry has been a very close and valued friend of mine for a number of years. I’m not blind to his many faults, but I’ve always regarded him as a man of integrity,...

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