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The Joy of Collaboration: For Saoirse by Colm Keegan
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I’m headed out to Ballymun today to watch a rehearsal of my play For Saoirse, a play I have on out there as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival. For...

TV Treatments – What to Write About (Part 2 of 2) by...
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

One from the archives: this second part of Caren Kennedy’s articles on TV Treatments is visited again and again by our readers. When thinking about possible ideas for a television...

TV Treatments – What They Are and Why You Need One (Part...
Posted by Caren Kennedy in , .

One from the archives: this is by far one of the most popular articles on Writing.ie. You don’t need me to tell you television is a vast and growing market....

Top Tips for TV Script Formatting by Michelle Goode
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When most people think of ‘screenwriting’ they frequently think of ‘the movies!’ But these days, many would argue that there are even greater opportunities for writers to see their work...

Writing for Television: Nailing the Synopsis by Caren Kennedy
Posted by Caren Kennedy in .

First published back in 2012, this article is consistently one of the most popular resource pieces from the extensive Writing.ie archive. Synopsis.  Summary.  Two words capable of striking fear into...

From Author to Screenwriter: The Art of Adaptation (Part 2) by Paul...
Posted by Paul Fitzsimons in .

However much we prepare to condense our 400 page book into a two-hour film and learn the art and technicalities of screenwriting, there are a few traps that our novel-writing...

From Author to Screenwriter: The Art of Adaptation (Part 1) by Paul...
Posted by Paul Fitzsimons in .

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, The Godfather – some of our most celebrated films started their lives as novels. And most novelists want to see their story...

Write that Script! by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick
Posted by Lindsay Jane Sedgwick in .

Screenwriting is a wonderful medium to write in. It’s tight, disciplined and forces you to find a way to tell your story visually. But that’s the crooked-edged sword. Your story...

‘Improving’ Oscar Wilde: To Hell in a Handbag by Jonathan White
Posted by Jonathan White in .

It started – as many momentous things do – with a throwaway remark. Helen Norton and myself – friends for 20 years – frequently bemoaned the shortsightedness of theatre companies...

Writing Great Plays: Really Useful Links by Ellen Brickley

You don’t need to look very far to find plays that have changed the world. Ireland has an especially strong theatrical tradition, including greats like Wilde, Shaw, Synge and Beckett,...