Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Who's Who?

The cover story in the latest issue of the Guild magazine, UK Writer, is an interview by Guild member David Lemon with three Doctor Who writers: Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell and James Moran.

If you're not a Guild member, it's very easy to join - that way you'll get the magazine four times a year.

In the meantime, you can read the interview on the Guild's website.
Is there any advice you could offer anyone hoping to write for Doctor Who?

James Moran: The best advice is: Don't. Don't write something with a Who feel, or designed to appeal to the producers. I got in with Severance, a slasher movie, Curfew, a dark, bleak horror, and a surreal comedy TV pilot – none of which bear any relation to either Doctor Who or Torchwood. Write your own stuff, write what you love the most, write what you want to see, write from the heart, without thinking "will this fit on BBC1 at 7pm?", just follow the story and ideas. It doesn't have to be clever, it doesn't have to be stupid, it doesn't have to be anything - it just has to be something you want to watch.

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