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1. How to Write TV Series Bibles
2. 6 Tips On Writing A One Page Pitch For Your Script Or Novel
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5. Which Screenwriting Software Is The Best? (Paid For & Free)
6. Top 5 Ways Writers Screw Up Their Characters
7. 29 Ways NOT To Submit To An Agent by BFLA’s Carole Blake
8. How To Become A Script Reader
9. Screenplay Format: The B2W One Stop Shop
10. Loglines Are Not Taglines
11. 5 Openers That Make Readers GROAN
12. 10 Ways To Revitalise Your Scene Description
13. 3 Tips To Get Your Work Solicited Via Email – And Not Blow It
14. 9 Steps To Get Your Spec TV Pilot Written, Edited & Sent Out
15. No Unsolicited Material … So Get It Solicited
16. Are You Making Any Of These 20 Killer Errors In Your Screenplay’s Scenes?
17. Good Examples: Voiceover, Flashback, Montage, Intercut, Dream Sequence
18. 8 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Horror Screenplay DEAD
19. Top 20 Quotes For Writing Success
20. How To Maximise Your Portfolio
21. 6 Ways To Annoy The Crap Out Of People Online
22. How To Write Screenplay Outlines, Beat Sheets And Treatments
23. 7 Things Readers Can Tell About Your Script On Page 1
24. 2 Things ALL Writers Get Wrong In Early Drafts
25. 7 Things You Must Stop Doing If You Want To Be A Professional Writer


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9 Responses to Get Free Stuff For Your Novel Or Screenplay Here!

  1. Insaaf says:

    Hello Ms Hay

    I am attempting to get my first freelance gig as a script reader. I have a BA in English Literature, but no previous experience or formal qualifications for Screenwriting.

    I wanted to ask, what would a potential employer look for, in my pitch to be a script reader for them, that would be more likely to result in a positive response?

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Any advice would be greatly

    • Lucy V Hay says:

      Hi there, this deserved a post of its own, so I wrote a reply to you and other interested parties here: n Best of luck!

  2. Maxine Jarrett says:

    I have just written a series of six short illustrated children’s books
    What do I do next
    Who do I approach to get them published
    And do I need some form of representation?

    • Lucy V Hay says:

      Hi Maxine, children’s books (illustrated or otherwise) are not my forte I’m afraid. Why not check out sites like Book Viral, Bubblecow and The Creative Penn for more on publishing? Google to find them. As for agents, check out my posts on the matter or Twitter – lots of agents give great advice with the hashtags #subtip and #askagent. Good luck!

  3. James Van Vliet says:


    Apologies if this is an obvious question, but when writing a one page pitch document for a TV series, should it be written in relation to the pilot episode or the series as a whole?

    For instance, when you say:

    “PARAGRAPH THREE: DON’T get into the meat of the story here.
    Skip Act 2 entirely and go straight to the ending – so the reader
    knows where we END.”

    Does this mean, skip to the end of the series, or the end of the pilot episode?

    Many thanks,


    • Lucy V Hay says:

      It can be either. There’s no special rule and no standard on this. I think I would do the pilot episode but include a second logline for the series as a whole

  4. Mike says:

    Hi, I tried to get a copy of the ‘1 page pitch ref guide’ but there is an error clicking in to the link. Are you able to help?


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