Story & Script Consultancy

Do you have a script you passionately want to sell but you’ve run into problems with it and can’t see a way through? Or a story you want to be heard but don’t know how to plot it effectively? Or maybe a script you’re keen to start pitching but just want to make sure it’s the best it can be before you send it to that Producer, Production Company or Competition? Story Script Action can help.

You’ll have heard the adage that “all writing is rewriting”, but how do you take your storyline or script to the next level? Being objective about your own writing is incredibly difficult and asking friends or family doesn’t always give you what you need. With Story Script Action you can get an expert, honest, industry standard but supportive edit of your work.

I have worked in television for 15 years on over 2500 episodes of continuing drama – let me share my experience and knowledge with you to maximise the potential of your writing.

You will benefit from clear, insightful feedback, expert story and script analysis and the chance to brainstorm together how to go forward in a personal telephone script edit. Afterwards you will have access to an exclusive message forum with fellow SSA members.

Prices start at £50 plus VAT for a treatment, and £90 plus VAT for a 30 min script. Longer scripts, hot housing and a Development Package are also available; price on request.

Please register for further details and we can discuss what best suits your needs.

Storylining Continuing Drama Programme

Who’s your favourite continuing drama character? What storyline has had you on the edge of your seat? Maybe you don’t really watch long running series, but everyone you know seems to – have you ever wondered why they are such compelling and popular shows?

The success of Continuing Drama isn’t just down to popular characters or strong story ideas but in creating compelling narrative drive in the storytelling.

The ability to turn story ideas into endless “what if this happens next…?” keeps long running shows at the top of the ratings, and is a craft that has under pinned the careers of successful Script Editors, Writers, Producers and Commissioners.

The craft of storylining has been the backbone of my career and I want to share what I have learnt from working on over 2500 episodes. I have trained many storyliners and writers over the years – and now I can train you too.

My Storylining Continuing Drama Programme is a practical process where you will join other writers in storylining a fictional soap I have created, write a storyline and then have a personal edit the following week.

What you experience and learn through this process can help you in pitching, how to write treatments, how to lose the fear of the blank page by writing on demand and to short deadlines, how to generate endless ideas, how to think on your feet quickly with fellow writers, and, most importantly of all, how to truly understand pure story beats and hooky narrative turning points.

For only £200 plus VAT, you will receive a PDF booklet with invaluable insights and insider tips, a full day’s workshop with other writers (with lunch provided), and a personal one on one telephone edit of a storyline you will write. Afterwards you will have access to an exclusive message forum with fellow SSA members.Register for further details.

And if you’re a writer who is wondering whether learning about Continuing Drama narrative is for you, remember this; it’s how Paul Abbott, Sally Wainwright, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Kay Mellor, Jimmy McGovern and Tony Jordan all started their careers.

Gift Vouchers Now Available!

Give your friends, family or loved ones a gift that will keep on giving.

There’s no better way to show your support of someone’s dream to write or to advance their career than by investing in their talent.

You can purchase a place on one of our workshops or a script consultancy, and for only £4.99 (inclusive of VAT) we will post to you a luxury gift certificate that you can personalise for your recipient.

Please note…

It is very common for similarities of subjects or ideas to pop up across different writer’s projects. Story Script Action gets many submissions and these similarities are likely to coincidentally occur. Should this happen, or should material similar to yours be developed or produced at a later date, we cannot compensate you. It is worth checking out the following links for advice on copyright in the UK: www.copyrightservice.co.uk and www.bbc.co.uk