Saturday, 20 November 2010


Script Writing

For a writer the internet is such a powerful tool. It can be used to inform our writing. A writer may never need to leave their desk in order to research their novel. Having written it, they are then able to market it with the use of blogs and websites. The writer is also able to keep an eye on emerging markets, works by other authors - connect with other writers.

For script writers there is a plethora of websites where you are able to read scripts, from play, film and radio. You are also able to watch short screen plays (known as shorts), listen to radio plays on BBC Radio four or find out where the best place is to send your script.

Below are some links that you may find useful. Some of you may already be familiar with them, for those who are not; I hope you find them helpful.

Website of Steve Walker who has written 42 radio plays for BBC Radio 4. He has won many awards including two Giles Cooper Awards for Best Radio Plays. Some of his scripts can be read at the following address.

The Generic Radio Workshop – Vintage Radio Script Library.

BBC Radio Four Afternoon plays.

Film Script Writing

Scripts from well known films such as ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’, ‘Alien’ and ‘Braveheart’.

Film Network Showcasing new British Film Making.
Some great ‘shorts’ on this website.

BBC writersroom is always on the lookout for fresh, new, talented writers for a changing Britain.
If you have talent, an original voice, and stories to tell, then BBC writersroom wants to know about you


Norma J said...

Thank you for this Karen. I am not actually writing a script at the moment, but the links look useful and interesting and might possibly send me in that direction!

Poetess said...

Glad they were useful Norma. I visited the script writers workshop and I was really inspired by that. It is the first Wednesday of the month.

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