Scripts & Stories
Scriptwriting from the Ground Up – and Creativity for Blocked Writers
Time to make your writing dreams a REALITY.
Welcome, my friend. I’m Abigail Webber, and I’m a Writing Coach, Script Consultant and Editor with a ton of both teaching experience and industry expertise. I’ve worked in Film and Television, as a script editor, development executive and commissioner. And I’m a Lecturer in Scriptwriting and Film & Television Studies at the University of Northampton.
What I care about most is getting people writing. Too many of us hold back on our dreams, letting life get in the way and excuses pile up. If you’ve always wanted to write – in any format – I am here to give you that nudge, that support, that belief that you can do it. And a whole bunch of practical tools as well.
I work with writers at any stage in their story process, from those who are just starting out, to professionals needing an edit or a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ (see the Script Feedback section).
So please, have a wander around. There are tools and resources for all writers here. If you’re specifically interested in writing for the screen, follow the Scriptwriting link below. If your interests are more general (blogging, fiction, journalism .. ) follow The Courage to Write route.
I’m really excited that you’re here and I can’t wait to start working with you!
The Courage to Write and the Scriptwriting Courses are supported by a wealth of resources to give you inspiration and ideas to work on – as well as ways to bust through your blocks and feel happy and confident about your writing. Join the Facebook group to be part of a community of writers and scriptwriters, all coming together to step into their writing dreams.
IT’S CALLED SCRIPTS & STORIES. Because it’s not just about the stories we want to tell, but the ones that have been holding us back – and it’s time to leave them behind.
THE WRITERS’ COLLECTIVE
Mini writing retreats – a chance to get away from distraction and just WRITE.
It’s a brilliant creative spur – and a lovely way to meet local fellow writers.
We’re based in Berkhamsted, Herts, so if you’re in the vicinity (Bucks, Beds)
why not come along for a morning or afternoon?
ALSO COMING SOON: SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOPS & SHARING STORIES
Warning: this post contains some raw honesty and some bad jokes. I have committed to the honesty, and the jokes are an attempt to cover it up. I hope they fail. We’re at that point in the term where my students suddenly run for the hills. Not because they can’t stand...read more
How do you get started? When everyone’s saying ‘Just Fucking Do It’ but you feel completely overwhelmed and panicky, and it’s just not that simple, what’s the first step? How did I write my first script? I was in that place, wanting desperately to write but feeling as...read more
Last week was a total wipeout for me. SO much work to catch up on after half-term, papers piled high all over my desk, a pinboard full of ideas lying neglected against the wall, and my sense of fury and resentment riding high ... I got overwhelmed and miserable, and...read more