Script formatting

Here are some basic things which a lot of people follow. These are from different sources over the internet, and from some of the best ones.




It is extremely important that your screenplay follows all the professional rules of script formatting and presentation.

If you ignore these �rules� it clearly indicates that you are a novice, and will often mean your scripts are ignored. The last thing you want!

Below are some common mistakes that first time writers make and you should try to avoid. Continue reading

The Secret King Series: Pilot Episode

This script has been registered with the Writers’ Copyright
Association ( Registration number – C102846

As a deadly virus threatens the survival of humans as well as an alien species known as the Aonise, a King must rise to save them all.


Taliri’s life on Earth is difficult. For years his race, the Aonise has lived amongst the Humans as rival clans. When a virus designed to destroy the Aonise race begins killing humans as well, Taliri is faced with a difficult challenge. He must unite his people in order to save both races. To do so, Taliri must reveal his true self. He can no longer be The Secret King. Continue reading

The Cabinet Makers Chapter 2

The second chapter of my NanoWrimo novel from November 2008

The Cabinet Makers

Chapter 2
“What the hell’s this drivel Calthorpe?” Ransome barked sternly. “Obviously you haven’t read the brief; it’s just a fucking waste of time having you turn out this dog’s dinner garbage!”

Ransome was not a man given to tolerance. He had now been appointed Director of Operations (Southern Hemisphere Section 9) and he was able to give full vent to his dark personality and the sting of his acerbic tongue, which made life hell for every maker in his section.

“Maybe you’ve forgotten Calthorpe, but we do have a clear brief on this issue and the deadlines are fast approaching. I suggest you stop fucking about and start producing some viable work. Work which is more fitting to the brief we have and less dreams of a wood nymph and visions of angels.” Continue reading

Lost Innocence


Cathy looks down at the salad she prepares. Two lettuce leaves, half a tomato and two slices of cucumber, one scoop of cooked rice
The food is methodically prepared; she cuts a carrot half into two slices and begins to talk
Do you remember the day that we became friends? Do you? I remember it very clearly, that day in the school yard with Jo, Anna and Mel. Continue reading


Sometimes all I want to do is write, to let my pain hit paper.

Sometimes all I want to do is cry, and let my tears flood over.

There’s so much hurt and fear inside, jut once I wish I could live, as I have tried.

No more pain,

No more fear, and no more lonely words. Continue reading

The Cabinet Makers Chapter 1

An excerpt from my NanoWrimo novel November 2008. It’s edit time in May with publication due 1st June.

The Cabinet Makers by Robbe Law

Chapter 1
William Ezra Eagles was a frugal man of some 39 years, with a shock of black hair and a fashionably trimmed goatee beard which was now showing touches of grey. He was happily beavering away at his father’s legal offices in the heart of Buckinghamshire and he could scarcely imagine the twists and turns that his life was about to take.

As a solicitor’s managing clerk, at the establishment of Ezra Eagles & Sons, Dunstable Street, Ampthill, Ezra played an important role within the family business. Amongst his duties were Office administrator and accountant, business manager, maintenance of the professional diary, checking court lists for cases, and negotiating fees. All in all it was a very responsible position, despite the fact that his father may have had visions of seeing his youngest son being called to the Bar. Continue reading