Fitting into the writers room

I have always enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other people on creative projects. Whether as a drama teacher working with students on devised and scripted plays, as a theatre director, or as part of a camera crew on a TV drama, it has been an exhilarating experience. Collaboration for me has always been about the process of bringing an idea to fruition with a group of like-minded people.

I think one of my main strengths lies in my ability to remain flexible and open-minded, to be able to improvise and adapt my way throughout a project rather than become stuck rigid on an idea that may or may not be working. It’s important to embrace all the ideas that come our way within a group – the more people, the bigger the brain.¬†Another strength is my commitment. I’m always prepared to go above and beyond to complete a project. Once I’m onboard with something, I won’t let go.

My weakness lies in my confidence. My self-doubt can undermine me at times.

Writing for television was not something I had considered before starting this module, and I have to admit to feeling a little out of my depth with this. While it is a challenge that I am very much looking forward to, it is a mode of storytelling that is outside my comfort zone.