Developing a Kids’ Animation Series for TV [PART FIVE]

Our First Commission Followed by a Pandemic The last of a 5-part series where I take you behind the scenes of the most fulfilling experience of my writing life: developing a kids’ animation series for TV. In this installment, I’ll talk about how we nabbed our first TV commission for an animated Christmas Special. I’ll also…

Developing a Kids’ Animation Series for TV [PART FOUR]

Getting a Book Deal The fourth of a 5-part series where I take you behind the scenes of the most fulfilling experience of my writing life: developing a kids’ animation series for TV. In this instalment, I’ll tell you about writing a picture book, based on our series, meeting publishers at the London Book Fair, getting…

Developing a Kids’ Animation Series for TV [PART THREE]

Pitching at Cartoon Forum The third of a 5-part series where I take you behind the scenes of the most fulfilling experience of my writing life: developing a kids’ animated TV series.  In this instalment, I’ll tell you all about preparing for and pitching at Cartoon Forum – one of the biggest cartoon networking events in…

Let’s get it written! Harness the potential of September!

How has your summer been? Focused and productive? Or full-on holiday mode?  I had a month off work – not for a holiday as such, but to look after my little boy – which was both fun and exhausting. But I’m delighted to be back at my desk! Woo hoo!  I love the potential of September September is…

Developing a Kids’ Animation Series for TV [PART TWO]

Applying for Funding The second of a 5-part series where I take you behind the scenes of the most fulfilling experience of my writing life: developing a kids’ animated TV series.  As I said in Part One this 6-year rollercoaster was filled with both success and failure. I hope my journey will be both interesting and…

Developing a Kids’ Animation Series for TV [PART ONE]

A Writer’s Journey This is the first of a 5-part series where I’ll share the ins and outs of one of the most fulfilling experiences of my writing life: developing a pre-school kids’ animation series for TV. This 6-year rollercoaster ultimately ended in failure, but there were some amazing successes along the way. So, after grappling…

Why Do We Procrastinate?

I’ve recently spent far more time procrastinating than I’m comfortable with. So I was fascinated to hear Oliver Burkeman discuss why we procrastinate on Rangan Chatterjee’s wonderful ‘Feel Better Live More‘ podcast. I can’t resist sharing these tips as I’m sure you’ll find them helpful too.  In episode 260, in a conversation about Burkeman’s new…