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How to Cope in the Echo Chamber by Rebecca Robinson

Fragile, resilient.  Perceptive, narrow-minded.  Reclusive, convivial.  As writers we are all these things and more.  We are the canaries in the coal mine, the watchers against the dark, the mirrors of society.  But if we are empaths and mirrors, what … MORE

Valuing the Feminine: The Virgin’s Promise with Kim Hudson, by KT Parker

One of the things that makes life worthwhile is the opportunity to keep learning something new. The first week of London Screenwriters’ Festival online has been what I’d call a ‘chocolate mousse’ learning experience – intense, exquisite, and deliciously inspirational. … MORE

A Study in Loglines: LSF reacts to Samatha Horley’s unmissable session

If you’ve followed the LSF for the last few years, you’re probably familiar with Samantha Horley. Samantha’s sessions are always frank, forensic trials by fire that might help your pitch stand a chance in that crucial exec meeting. This time, … MORE

Romance? Bromance? It’s All the Same! With Jenna Moreci, by Rebecca Robinson

Burning question – can you write believable romance if you don’t have romance in your own life?  The answer is a resounding “Yes!” according to Jenna Moreci, author of “The Savior’s Champion” and “The Savior’s Sister”, and speaker at the … MORE

Pilar Alessandra… Writers’ block? There is no such thing by Jane Rayner

All writers get stuck. Some of us manage to work through it; others stop writing altogether. I find going to another writing project often helps, particularly if it’s a different form of writing, such as flash fiction or writing a … MORE

Should Women Just Blow Stuff Up? The Female Gaze Panel at London Screenwriters’ Festival by KT Parker

If I were to put the word ‘lively’ in bold, capitalize it, underline it, highlight it and circle it in red, it still wouldn’t convey the energy of the discussion at the Female Gaze Panel. What is the female gaze? … MORE

A Community Win for the Festival: Takeaways from Eric Kripke by Karen Sheard

At last year’s festival, Savannah Morgan asked delegates who they should invite to the next festival. I, like many others, eagerly replied: Eric Kripke, showrunner of Supernatural. She responded, I’ll try but he’ll be filming Season 3 of The Boys, and also … MORE

You Can’t Lie Your Way to Mars: The cosmos, awe and wonder with Ann Druyan by KT Parker

“Touchdown confirmed,” a woman’s voice announced over the public address system. “Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the sands of past life.” The NASA control room erupted. Staff were on their feet, their arms raised … MORE

Pretty Awesome: An evening of advice from Gary W. Goldstein by James Alexander Allen

When we heard Gary W. Goldstein, producer of Pretty Women and Under Siege, would be speaking at the London Screenwriters’ Festival, we all knew we were in for great session. What I was not prepared for was just how crammed full of useful— no, vital tips … MORE

Graham Smith: Grand Schemes to break into British Comedy TV by James Alexander Allen

As a producer and commissioning editor, Graham Smith has had a hand in the creation of many beloved comedy shows, including Spaced, That Mitchell & Webb Situation, and Little Britain. His session at the London Screenwriters’ Festival was a gift for any … MORE