Scriptwriting Residential

By Cbevan_|May 10, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

Unfortunately, the scriptwriting weekend has almost come to an end.  I think I could happily spend a week in Gregynog Hall near Newtown. There’s zero phone signal so it’s a strange experience but finding inspiration or motivation to write is incredible because of the scenery and the beauty of this

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HighTide Playwright Workshop with Jack Lowe

By Cbevan_|April 1, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting, writing tips

Back in February, I won a brief with Ideastap to attend a playwriting workshop led by Jack Lowe on behalf of HighTide Festival Theatre, a “powerhouse of new writing” according to The Observer. There were six workshops across the UK between December and February. Twenty-five writers were chosen to

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Next Steps

By Cbevan_|March 21, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

With the adaptation treatment for ‘Amfia’ finished at last, I’m feeling a little lost – I have spent the last month and a half focusing all of my attention on Amfia, Maura and the society beneath the sea. I’ve spent most of the day trying to start my short script but

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What I learnt from Rob Gittins…

By Cbevan_|February 27, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

Back in December, Rob Gittins – writer of EastEnders and Stella to name but a few – spent a day talking to us about his experiences, offering advise to develop our careers and writing. Rob agreed to read 31-10 and provide feedback before I send it off to the

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Too much to do, too little time

By Cbevan_|February 11, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

I’ve had an extremely busy start to the year….and it’s only just turned February!  In just one month and eleven days, there have been assignments to hand in, workshops, masterclasses, some serious problem solving and a lot of script development.  My head hurts just thinking about it. Thankfully, with

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What I learnt from Manon Eames…

By Cbevan_|February 7, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting, writing tips

It has been suggested that, as new writers, it is highly likely that our first commission will come in the form of an adaptation. Thankfully, at the last Scriptwriting Weekend in December, we were fortunate enough to be visited by Manon Eames, an experienced freelance writer who’s adaptations of work into Welsh from English and French have gained her critical acclaim….

Sanctuary: A Short Play

By Cbevan_|February 3, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

In November, Jill, an MA Drama student, asked me to come up with a short play dealing with the idea of sanctuary. She wanted something scripted to use for her assessment. Jill just forgot to mention that she needed it before the semester ended. Panicked, I set to work on the first short play I’ve ever written. The first draft apparently made no sense so back to the drawing board I went and Sanctuary was born…

My 2015 Reading List

By Cbevan_|February 2, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

My list of books to read just seems to keep growing. In order to keep all the piles of books straight in my head, I’m creating this list as a checklist for myself. I’ll cross them out as I get through them and maybe add a review later on. Although, it’ll probably be twice the size before the course is even finished…

Flat 666 Production Update

By Cbevan_|January 27, 2015|Blog, MA Scriptwriting

For a month of new starts, January has been rather unkind to our production plans but it has taught me a lot about people and my ability to start troubleshooting problems months in advance. It seems I have been preparing for Flat 666 to run into problems since November.