I’m Elizabeth and I love writing stories.
I’ve dabbled in short stories, poetry and fan fiction but screenplays are my favourite (hence the name of this here blog).
I love to be entertained and relish the idea of my screenplay as the blueprint, inspiring other creative folk to bring a story to life – and entertain me in return. When this collaborative process goes well, it’s greater than the sum of its parts. At its best, it’s magnificent – and so much better than I could make alone.
I want to move and inspire, explore life’s themes and connect to my fellow human beings.
As a mother to twins, I’m permanently time-challenged and sleep-deprived.
So you could say there are a few obstacles but I’m doing it anyway.
Some noteworthy achievements
Back in 2011, I wrote a thriller TV pilot (The Pact) which was shortlisted in the BBC’s Heartlands competition. Ultimately, I didn’t win anything, except a modicum more confidence in my abilities and I was encouraged to keep writing.
Since then I’ve taken a meandering path, including quitting a well-paying, if stressful, job to go freelance, and later having two bouncing twin boys. When the boys turned one I started to get more sleep and, thirsty for creative output, I decided to pick up the trail again and started this blog – and more writing.
I’ve since written another TV pilot (Jackpot) which is doing the scheme/competition rounds. And I’ve been selected to be part of Room 204, an initiative run by Writing West Midlands to support emerging writers.
In writing this blog, I aim to:
- Explore screenwriting (and other forms of writing)
- Share what I learn
If you’d like to:
(a) learn how to write with no time, money or energy
(b) find out about how to become a screenwriter
or (c) watch me quite possibly lose my marbles in the attempt
Then please follow along.
I will (no doubt) continue to take a meandering path but I aim to provide insight, tips, musings, resources and possibly a dose of entertainment, or at the very least some schadenfreude.
The person you’ll be following is a mother to now four-year-old twin boys, living in Birmingham (UK) with a wonderful partner of 14 years. I promise to be real. After all, I don’t have the energy not to be.
P.S I love Instagram and share writerly insight there – if you’re a fellow writer or creative come and say hi!