That Was The Year That Was: 2014 (part1)

It’s been quite a year for me so (as I do every year) it’s time for a retrospective. This is a useful exercise for any writer as it helps you see what you’ve actually been doing with your time (apart from the writing of course)! So join me on the first leg of a journey back in time through the past year… Continue reading

More Tree Fu Tom

Delighted to announce a new commission for Tree Fu Tom!

Delighted to announce a new commission for Tree Fu Tom!

Last month (as part of a very select few) I was invited back to the writers’ room at Tree Fu Tom. We had two days of brainstorming at the offices of the shows animations gurus, Blue Zoo.
It was brilliant to be surrounded by such quick wits and enthusiastic creatives. We managed to come up with about 20 or so new episode ideas, one of which I was asked to flesh out and am pleased to say I have now been commissioned to write.

Interviewed by the BBC Writersroom!

The interview took place in the old walk-in safe at the BBC's Grafton House!

The interview took place in the old walk-in safe at the BBC’s Grafton House!

Ahead of the new BBC children’s TV scriptwriting opportunity, and as the previous winner of a similar open submission, I was interviewed by BBC Writersroom! You can watch me on the BBC site giving aspiring writers tips and advice on writing for CBeebies and CBBC as well as letting everyone know what happened to me after I won!

L.A., Baby! (2013)

Richard in LA - March 2013

Richard in LA – March 2013

Wow. Has it really been two weeks since Gally finished? Where does the time go??Gallifrey One (for those that do not know) is the biggest and best Doctor Who convention on the planet. Every year for the past few years it has grown exponentially and this year there were some 3,600 attendees crammed into the LAX Marriot hotel.The con is a total blast and a privilege to attend with everyone from the fans to the guests all just out for a good time.
However, I can’t really justify five days of my time for a good time so this year I went about contacting as many people as I could to start my assault on Hollywood! This year was all about putting my name out there, making contacts and seeing how the game is played…

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Not treading water no more (first posted 10.03.10)

It has been some months since I wrote that I was “treading water” on the writing front. For all the difference between then and now, it could have been aeons.
So what’s been happening? Well, things have been moving pretty fast. I have made many friends in the industry over the last six months and cemented other relationships that were already blossoming (should you cement something that is blossoming? Sounds wrong, but there you go…) Continue reading