My portfolio career as a writer and story consultant is underpinned by my passion for outreach, learning and participation within creative industries. As the founder of Scribble Ink Story Consultancy, I mentor writers throughout their creative process. Using workshops in creative writing and creative enterprise, 1:1 creative coaching consultations, script coverage and e-courses which have accrued a subscription of over 660 clients in 56 countries, I have supported practitioners with launching a career in the arts. There have been many successful case studies documented throughout the ten years of running Scribble Ink, one of which involved working with a young writer and director who with regular consultation, was able to fine-tune his script and premier his work at the Cannes Film Festival.
As a writer, my deep and abiding interest in the fusion of traditional literary forms with new technologies shapes my passion as an avid short-story writer. I intend for my character-led dramedy inclinations and conversational writing style, to challenge and champion inclusivity, diversity and social justice—principles which are aligned with Arcola Theatre’s ethos of supporting underrepresented demographics and bringing, unheard voices into the mainstream.
I have created scripts for stage, screen and festivals— a selection of which have been optioned and commissioned, both in the UK and internationally. Combined with my experience in organising and managing scratch nights and table readings, liaising with cast and crew, as well as negotiating contracts with my agent, I have a holistic appreciation of the creative and professional endeavours which can propel an idea from the page to the stage.
I look forward to using my creative journey thus far as a platform for inspiring and supporting like-minded people with becoming their best selves - academically, professionally and artistically.