Why writers should take note of soaps

John Yorke has worked on the launch of Red Rock, a new Irish soap opera, and the hugely acclaimed TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall. Here he explains why – in the UK at least­ – the relationship between the two is critical for nurturing new writing talent....

How to tell successful stories

How do you start a story – and push through to the end? In a Q&A with students on our Storytelling for Screenwriting online course, John Yorke offered some practical tips. Including when it’s right to kill a character, tell a lie, or write about a hairbrush…....