“From my initial idea, Lindsay was able to develop a coherent world and flesh out characters that perfectly embodied the themes I wanted to touch upon. She is an accomplished writer who can back up her theoretical knowledge of the craft with extensive hands-on experience, and turn every concept into a fully fledged universe or script.” – Nicolas Courduan, Director
Developing your concept/ idea
Need a bible for your series or your game? Developing characters, building the world, putting together workable storylines going forward, notes on future developement and educational curriculum, writing your pilot. This is all something I love to do.
I’ve developed more than twenty TV series of my own as well (many of them optioned) as working on at least fifteen series ideas specifically for production companies in Ireland, the UK and Malaysia. (For example, Deadpan Productions, Monster Entertainment (Ireland), Momodica (Philippines), Causeway Pictures (N. Ireland).)
The very first series bible I worked on was in the early 1990s, when RTE realised Fair City’s initial bible needed to be dramatically updated after four years on air. Since then I’ve written bibles for children’s series, teen series, animation, thriller, comedy, blockbuster and action-adventure series and for games.
My series bibles have been instrumental in raising development funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Irish Film Board (now Screen Ireland) and Creative Europe.
PUNKY, the award-winning animation series I created went into a second series, was globally recognised as ground-breaking and is currently available in over 100 countries, with more than five million hits on YouTube. Some of the companies I’ve written bibles for include Zulleon, Causeway, Accomplice (UK), A Man and Ink, Monster Animation, Geronimo Productions and Stormlight. I’m currently consulting on an international animation series, was recently shortlisted as Head Writer for a Ukrainian-Canadian TV series and am adapting my first novel into an eight-part series with Tailored Films.
“It’s always my pleasure to work with Lindsay to building the world of AGBOT animated tv series’ pilot. Lindsay is truly a professional in every sense, starting working from the very draft concept and ideas and turning it into a very consolidated form, developing characters, writing the pilot and even writing the very first song lyrics that enriches the show. I really enjoy working with her as we did exchange lots of creative ideas in different perspectives and professionalism to make sure the best. I would not hesitate to recommend Lindsay as a great screenwriter and creative consultant to everyone I know and hopefully we can have more collaboration in the near future!!”
– JuN NinG, Managing Director/ Creative Director Momodica, Selangor, Malaysia
I’ve designed narrative, character and scripts for a number of role-playing games (RPG) for Caramagic, Nevermind Games, Wulfie Animation. What drew me into game narrative design was the scope for storytelling. I love developing branches and brainstorming the direction story and game can go. I’ve designed my own game including the level 1 wireframe and game mechanics and it’s something I love to do and that matches my sometimes too-vivid imagination!
Show me a picture or talk to me about what you’re looking for and I will create a three-dimensional character profile/ bio capable of telling whatever aspect of your story you want her to play.
Publicity and promotional material
I was a journalist for 13 years in Ireland and Australia, working for publications in the US, UK and Europe as well as home-grown. I also spent a lot of time writing promotional material for companies working in a range of areas. I can take your rough notes and transform them into something that will make your audience pay attention. Send me the blurbs you want to put on your new website and i can tighten them or make them buzz; whatever the tone is that you seek.
I’m available to consult with on any aspect of a project from idea to script. After more than two decades working as a screenwriter across a range of media and in a range of styles and genres, as well as teaching and working with students at all levels up to post-graduate, I can bring my insight into the mix to ensure you have the best package going forward.
Workshops and masterclasses
Having taught screenwriting since 1996 all the way up to post-graduate level in colleges, universities, libraries, schools and at festivals, I can offer a workshop or masterclass to suit the audience or theme of your event. From creating character to developing a TV series, from writing the individual scene to an overview of the screenwriting process, from creative writing to visual storytelling, The latter workshop is where I bring the best of screenwriting techniques and tips to other forms of storytelling.
I can read also offer author and creator events.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have hourly rates and daily rates, but can also work on a retainer basis to allow you the peace of mind, knowing I am available for a certain number of hours per week/ month