Wednesday 29 July 2009

CBBC Shortlist Names & Script Titles

Just in case anyone is interested, here are the names of those shortlisted for the CBBC comp, and the lovely, interesting titles. A bit about the Masterclass, too:


Monday 20 July 2009

CBBC - Link to Writersroom Blog About Recent Comp

Paul Ashton says: "We did receive a fair proportion of scripts that showed promising writing and writers - but that just didn't really connect with the brief and the potential audience. In fact, we received a lot of scripts in general that didn't have central characters below the age of 12, that were unsuitable for a 6-12 audience, that weren't particularly imagined and told from the child's point of view. We also received a lot of scripts covering very similar precincts and ideas. For example, school - first day of school, bullying at school, geeks at school, weird conspiracy/sci-fi/alien/monster at school. We had a lot of portals into other dimensions, plenty of time travel, a fair few goblins/monsters/aliens."



Tuesday 14 July 2009

Do you Outline or Not?

I was looking over at Scott Myers' BLOG, which always fascinates me. He's discussing outlines, and links to a post he wrote a while back: LINK HERE TO HOW PAUL SCHRADER OUTLINES, THEN RE-OUTLINES

Personally, I tend to write lots of notes about my idea, then write a short story of sorts, and then start the script. Sometimes, I don't need to refer to my notes, because the actual writing of the notes, then the story, has fixed things firmly in my mind, and I then feel free to write it in script form.


Writing Neuroses ... mine are rare, yours may be legion

Writing Neuroses ... mine are rare, yours may be legion LINK

I loved this post when i read it on Kay Sexton's Blog, which I discovered through a link on my mate Quillers' Blog. LINK TO QUILLERS' BLOG

Saturday 11 July 2009

CBBC - Well done to the Twenty - On to the Next Thing

I didn't hear anything from CBBC, so I'll take it that my script didn't get to a second reading, though I know two people whose scripts DID make it through to a second read, so WELL DONE to: LINK TO BANG2WRITE'S BLOG AND: SOFLUID'S BLOG

ALSO, there's mention of MATT SINCLAIR who DID make it through: LINK TO JEZ FREEDMAN'S BLOG

Well done to the above writers, and onwards and upwards onto the next project. I mean, there were over 700 entries, so that's absolutely brilliant to have made a second reading.

I'm thinking about what to write next, and my idea that I mentioned earlier, is still fermenting, so, that's the objective for today - think some more, start with notes, take it forward.

Thursday 9 July 2009

CCBC - Anyone Heard Anything?

The suspense is killing me!! I feel all jittery and strange. Hope that's a good omen.

I know on one bit of the Writersroom rules it said: Will hear BY Friday, then somewhere else it said bluntly: Will hear ON Friday.

Come on! Get in there!

That's a cheer for ALL OF US!

Monday 6 July 2009

New Idea

I have an idea for my next project. It's a tv drama, but veering towards comedy/drama, so maybe a black comedy? Heck, I dunno.

Anyhow, I have the idea, though not yet written notes, which is always my first job. But it got me I know what i'm going to do with this at the end? I always like to be working towards something, writing to some purpose. So, first off, I'm going to scout around some of the deadlines calendars, and seek out an opportunity. Once I've found something that might be suitable to send the script to, I shall begin my noterly scribbles.

Friday 3 July 2009

CBBC - Over 700 Entries to the Comp


Wow! That's a LOT of entries. If we, fellow Bloggers, get through to the shortlist, we deserve a very big pat on the back. That is a large amount of scripts to sift and sort, but hope still reigns supreme.