Stuart Hepburn

TV writers give a masterclass in scriptwriting for RTS Scotland

April Chamberlain, Lorna Martin and Stuart Hepburn (Credit: Ben Gallacher)

Lorna Martin, who won the inaugural Writers Award at the RTS Scotland Awards in June, encouraged would-be writers in the audience to put pen to paper: “People want your story. There’s so many production companies and they want content.”

Martin – who adapted her best-selling book, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for UKTV channel W and RTÉ2 (Women on the Verge) – continued: “Look for the type of production company whose shows resonate with you or [make] shows you like – I think that’s crucial.”

She added: “And send them a nice email.”

Let's Talk - Writing For TV

In June at this year's RTS Scotland Awards , we presented the inaugural Writer's Award to Lorna Martin for her newly scripted TV comedy, "Women on the Verge". As a society who celebrates the craft within our industry, we are delighted to bring you an evening with three successful and established TV writers.