As a UK script consultant and content writer for hire I spend a lot of my time in front of screens. These could be cinema screens or device screens, be these PCs mobiles or tablets. I might be reading or consuming content like Kindle novels, blogposts or online video or I might be watching feature films made by the big studios, TV shows made by Amazon and Netflix or YouTube content made by amateurs.
What makes writing content for SEO and writing screenplays/scripts almost exactly the same is that it’s all about making the content compelling, interesting and involving. This applies to my work as a script writer for hire as much as it applies to my work as a content writer for hire.
As we start 2017 I intend to write a long series of blogposts and possibly some online guides that detail my writing tips for screenplays, TV programmes, online video and online content. These blogpost are going to be designed to help other script writers and content writers make their work compelling and interesting – this will help get your scripts made and help improve the results of your content campaigns and the SEO of your website.
I’ve been writing scripts and screenplays for over 20 years and have been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated for my work on the soaps in the UK. I’ve been writing online content for over six years now, and my work has been read by thousands of people online. This puts me in a unique position in the film and TV and online content industry – I’ve straddled both worlds, and both worlds rely on entertaining and interesting writing.
So stay tuned and keep checking back, 2017 will bring regular readers useful tips about writing of all kinds.
Matthew Cooper has been a script writer for hire for over 20 years. He’s written for most of the UK soaps, including writing award winning episodes of Emmerdale, EastEnders, Hollyoaks and Family Affairs and has been BAFTA shortlisted and Royal Television Society nominated as a script writer. He also works as a content writer for hire and as a UK script consultant. You can find some of his broadcast credits on the IMDb. You can get in touch with Matthew on firstname.lastname@example.org