Getting feedback on your script can be a daunting experience, particularly if you are new to writing. Ask any writer and they will tell you about the cold sweats that can come each time those precious pages are read and analysed and commented on. Of course, the benefits of opening up your creative world to constructive criticism far outweighs any nervousness a writer
might feel when seeking advice. Feedback is a vital part of developing the craft and understanding of what entertains people.
So where might a writer look for good quality, relevant feedback? Well, one such place (of course) is the Euroscript Development Workshop. Every two months, up to six writers get together with their latest drafts for a discussion with a Euroscript consultant such as Gabriella Apicella, Charles Harris or Paul Bassett-Davis. Attendees work in small groups, which means high quality, focused time for each attendee, with a relaxing, informal atmosphere to banish any nerves.
After each script has been reviewed in detail, Charles utilises the feedback to generate an action plan for each writer. A lot of momentum is created from the workshop and these guides are a great way to keep motivated well into the next draft.
The next Euroscript Development Workshop will take place at the BFI on 30th November.