James Moran

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  • Patron-only blog posts - exclusive, regular blog posts showing you the life of a working writer, warts and all! Sneak a look over my shoulder at my work life, find out what I'm up to and what I'm watching. 
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For this level or more (you don't have to stick to this amount), you'll get the Rebels tier exclusive blog posts, and:
  • Nuts & Bolts - in-depth posts on my writing process, tips and techniques, and how you can use them in your own work
  • Behind the Scenes - go behind the curtain into my work life, see snippets of early drafts, deleted scenes, even sneak peeks of upcoming stuff (shhh!)
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Hello! I’m James Moran, writer, director, and filmmaker. I wrote the movies Severance, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Tower Block, and TV episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks (called MI-5 in the US), Primeval, Crusoe, Crossing Lines, The Sparticle Mystery, and Eve.

I post a lot about the process of writing, sharing advice, tips and techniques, and did that for 15 years, for free. It's important that we all pass on what we learn. But to continue doing that while balancing a writing career and time with my family, I need your support.

If you lovely people would like to help me keep posting here, get access to behind the scenes insight, as well as writing tips and all sorts of other exclusive content, all you have to do is sign up and choose which tier you'd like. You'll be helping me to keep these posts coming, and will help with my writing too - knowing I have your Patreon support will help me to relax and be more creative when I don't have as many paying gigs.

Basically, I’ll bring you behind the curtain and talk about how I work. Think of it as an ongoing writing & filmmaking seminar, tailored to your comments & questions. Every month, there'll be a main post, which will either be a Nuts & Bolts writing process post, or a Behind the Scenes post, along with several Patron-only blogs. It will all be from the perspective of an actual, working writer, who has been in the industry since 2003, showing you how I break stories and get the words down on the page, day by day.

Here's my writing showreel, with examples of some of the things I've worked on - beware, some exploding zombie heads and violence, if you're watching this at work, or with young kids, or with zombies, or if you work with kids and zombies:

Thank you for reading! I hope you'll come and join me on this journey.

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