Now I've finished my first draft for the CBBC comp, I'm looking to see what I need to do in the rewrite.
There are obvious things that I've spotted myself like lack of clarity and lack of emotion which needs to be dealt with but it's also a good time to pause and look at what the CBBC/writersroom actually want.
I have done printer-friendly pdf versions of the following writersroom pages:
CBBC Q & A
This is the transcript for the event. (original web version)
"The Perfect 10" by Paul Ashton, writersroom boss
This was a series of 10 blogs over a several months covering every aspect of writing a script. It's an expansion on his First Ten Pages article. This acts as an essential checklist. (original web version)
This is a lot of information at a late stage but although I'm going to try and finish in time for the competition, I'm not going to panic as they welcome scripts throughout the year. Since starting I have had other ideas, which may be much better, but they can wait.
Peerage is a peer review site and writers are welcome to ask for reads of their first ten pages if they haven't already got a reader.
First 10 Pages
Archived articles and the first 10 minutes of several pilots
First and last lines of movies
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