How a screenwriting course made me a bestseller
John Yorke’s screenwriting course gave TV police advisor Graham Bartlett the story skills to finish his novel and go on to become a top 10 bestseller.
Graham Bartlett was a UK police officer in Sussex for thirty years.
He mainly policed the city of Brighton and Hove, rising to become its police commander. On the way he was a homicide senior investigating officer and led on managing dangerous offenders, sexual offences, domestic violence, child protection and hate crime.
Since retiring, he has become a police procedural and crime advisor helping scores of TV writers and authors achieve authenticity alongside their drama. He has worked on numerous TV dramas, such as the 2021 HBO Max mini-series The Girl Before and receives wide praise for his approach to blending his guidance with story and character needs.
He also leads online crime writing courses at Professional Writing Academy, focusing on procedural authenticity.