Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Three Days in the Life of a Television Script Writer

Debbie writes onebestway brochures, websites and more.

And when she's not doing that, she's doing this.

3 Days, 5 Meetings and Sausage and Chips with Lynda La Plante

Tuesday 1st October 2013

It’s always nice to chat with Lynda. 

She’s a great host for a start and she’s a breath of fresh air in the very tricky world of TV Scriptwriting. 
As a lady with more experience than I can only hope of having, she’s incredibly generous with her time and knowledge. She helps me in the hope that we’ll work together soon; I hope her faith in me pays off for both of us!

We discussed several projects which are all at various stages of development but, one of the most exciting things to come from this particular meeting was that Lynda suggested I’d make a great novelist! That’s not a recommendation I’m going to ignore! 

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

A day off at Windsor Castle in between two days of meetings. 
Thursday 3rd October 2013

10am. Wall to Wall Productions make New Tricks and are always eager to meet new writers who may have new and exciting ideas. It’s worth an hour of any writer’s time to sit down for a chat with forward-thinking companies. 

12.30pm. I'm adapting a novel into a film, so caught up with the novelist for lunch. 

2pm. A strange thing happens when you get into the lift at ITV Studios in Waterloo – you can judge people based on which floor they get off at. Floor 21 of 22… my floor… is an impressive one by all accounts as that’s where the Director of Drama lives.

The Director of Drama and the Head of Continuing Drama at ITV don’t normally meet new writers at the drop of a hat... but they made a little room for me. (Lynda may have had something to do with it).

We chatted about ITV’s existing shows and my original ideas.

Sometimes meetings feel non-progressive, but this one felt like the beginning of a productive relationship.

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