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Mastering Misdirection: The Art of Beguiling the Reader and Audience Through Your Writing

Remember how you felt as a kid when you saw a magic trick? Stories are like that. The best ones are powerful emotional magic tricks. Audiences willingly suspend their disbelief in order to best experience this illusion. But when the … MORE

One Year From Today… Will You Be There?

One Year From Today… Will You Be There? It’s one year from today that the London Screenwriters’ Festival will return to the stage in London. I don’t know about you but I am SOOOOO looking forward to coming back together … MORE

How Felicia Day Kept Me Inspired on My Quest to be a Screenwriter

“Have you seen The Guild?” asked the rogue next to me. Two seconds later I was dead, so I never got to ask him to elaborate. Such was life as a PVP player in World of Warcraft. Hold up – … MORE

Want to get your script read, optioned and produced?

Mastering the fundamentals of pitching has become more crucial, now we are in a new world where people are more accessible than ever. • When: Saturday October 3rd, 10am to 2pm • Where: Online • How much: £37 • On … MORE

September 3rd at 6pm London time LSF presents a very special guest, Felicia Day!

She’s going to talk to us about Embracing Your WEIRD. Who better to learn from than the self-made marvel, social media geek, and Queen of Comicon herself. We’ll also discuss overcoming writers block, what makes a script great and where the … MORE

The Screenwriting Legends YOU Need in YOUR Living Room by Lynda Kennedy

By Lynda Kennedy What a weekend. I had a beer with David Goyer on Friday, wine with Dave Reynolds on Saturday and a late lunch with Paul King on Sunday.  It’s not every day you get to welcome such screenwriting legends … MORE

David Goyer in Conversation: Takeaways via Batman Quotes

By Alexis Howell-Jones Having scribed films and TV about iconic characters including Batman, Superman, Sandman and Leonardo Da Vinci, David Goyer had (unsurprisingly) some great stories to tell about his experiences working in Hollywood.  Here are some takeaways from his … MORE

How does Sherlock’s Steven Moffat feel about feedback? by Keith Slote

I remember going to this session at the Festival. It was a one off evening prior to the 2017 Festival proper (the team were going to be at the Emmys over the Festival weekend). Sherlock had become the must see … MORE

Peaky Blinders: Decrypting TV Success with Kate Phillips and Jamie Glazebrook

 By Paul Arrowsmith For any writer looking to write a returning series, this video provides ample details of the process starting from Steven Knight’s initial pitch in a Southbank coffee shop. The producers were looking to hire a writer … MORE

Ten Things I Learned About Period Drama from Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes

By Leilani Holmes During this incredible Downton Abbey script to screen, John York mentions to Julian Fellowes that the opening clip of Downton is what he uses as the example when he teaches writers how to begin a period drama. … MORE