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Of all the websites in all the world, you found your way into mine – and I’m delighted you did. In these pages you’ll find details of my:

  • Writing for television
  • Corporate scriptwriting
  • Books
  • Writing workshops for schools, colleges and literary festivals

So whether you’re a TV or corporate producer looking for an experienced and totally professional scriptwriter, or a teacher in search of someone who can dramatically improve your students’ writing abilities, then I hope you find something to interest you. If you’re merely looking around because you’ve got nothing better to do at the moment … well, thanks for dropping by.

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A little about me

I’ve earned my living exclusively from writing since the age of 18 (and that was a long time ago!). I began as a junior reporter on my local evening newspaper, graduated to writing for national newspapers and local radio stations as a Press Agency news and sports reporter, then moved into television as a Promotions Scriptwriter and subsequently Promotions Producer.

I became a freelance writer in 1979, since when I have notched up over 2000 TV credits as writer, script editor and programme associate for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Five, Sky One and RTE, working in just about every genre known to television. I wrote my first corporate script back in 1982 and have continued to work in that area ever since, writing for some of the world's biggest companies. And since 1992 I have been devising and running Creative Writing workshops for students of all ages.

I am a full member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and the National Association of Writers in Education


The success of my writing workshops led to me being commissioned by Routledge to write a handbook for teachers, showing 
innovative and effective ways of teaching essential writing skills. Entitled Tricks of the Writer's Trade - and how to teach them to children aged 8-14, it was published in November 2011. It covers both fiction and non-fiction, deals with topics such as story structure, writing techniques, creating characters, how to get story ideas, journalistic writing, persuasive writing, scriptwriting and more, and contains lots of the resources which I use in my workshops.

The book is nominally aimed at KS2 and KS3 teachers and literacy coordinators, but the techniques it describes are useful at GCSE level, too, as this extract from one of my testimonials would seem to indicate:

"This has been so effective when teaching GCSE narratives as part of their coursework and providing the students with something visual to help prevent predictability and quite simply a boring plot. I use these models for all levels and they are great. I thought I would let you know that after 2 years I still use these with very positive results and champion your work." - Leeds high school teacher, October 2014
In fact,
anyone of any age who wishes to improve their writing skills and learn some of the techniques that professional writers use will find the book an invaluable guide. You can find out more about it on the Routledge website by clicking hereĽ. Or if you wish to buy a copy from Amazon, you can do so hereĽ.

You’ll find fuller details of all the things I’ve done and what I have to offer elsewhere on this site, but if you’d like to know more, or have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.