Monday, 12 August 2019

Breaking Into TV: An Interview with Karl Warner, Head of E4


Photo Credit to Karl Warner


This week at Into The Script - we welcome Karl Warner, the Head of acclaimed British TV Channel E4. 

As well as broadcasting American hit shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs and How I Met Your Mother, E4 is also known for creating homegrown British content such as Skins, Made In Chelsea,  Shameless, The Inbetweeners and  Misfits

My feature writer Scott Baker had the opportunity to ask Karl exactly what it is that E4 is looking for and how writers can write a story that HOOKS an audience in this ever-changing and evolving world of television!

So, let's hand over to Scott:

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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Writing YA Fiction That Teens Love: An Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author, Lisi Harrison


Into The Script welcomes today's guest -Lisi Harrison! Lisi is a New York Times bestselling author of several book series, most notably The Clique series which has sold over eight million copies, and popular YA series the Pretenders, as well as writing several tie-in novels to the hit children’s show and franchise Monster High. Lisi's first novel of the The Clique series was adapted to film by Warner Brothers in 2008, and has also been adapted as a series of graphic novels and a video game.


So, if you've ever dreamt of writing a bestselling YA novel that is loved by audiences both young and old - then Lisi is the woman to listen to!


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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Writing The Big Damn Hero: 3 Heroic Tropes That Never Age



You might not be familiar with the term - but you definitely know what I'm referring to!

That moment when all hope is lost and then...BOOM! In walks our BIG DAMN HERO (or HEROINE) and saves the day in their usual badass style! Well in today's post, I'm talking about 3 particular BDH tropes, and with the examples of these tropes - I hope you can leave this post feeling inspired about writing some of your own BDH moments and characters.

P.s - I've also included the scripts for the following examples, so don't forget to check those out too. 

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