23 Ways To ‘Break Into The Business’ In 2023 with Lucy V Hay
When: January 21st (10am to 4pm)
How Long: Available for one year
How much: £47.99
Where: On Zoom
Feeling ‘Locked out’ of the industry?
The media – screenwriting. filmmaking AND publishing – can seem impassable. If you feel like ‘no one cares’ about you or your writing, then this workshop will be the booster rockets you need in 2023.
Writers will often say they just don’t know where to start …
- All the agent, publisher & prodco websites seem to say ‘no unsolicited material’
- It feels like a Catch 22: they need an agent to get work, but to get work they need an agent
- Everything these days feels like you have to ‘pay to play’, from contests through to pitching
- Everyone wants referrals, but no one seems willing to give them
- There’s too much going on online to know where the real opportunities are
We can all understandably feel frustrated, despondent, and angry at times… the whole industry seems like a ‘closed shop’ and breaking in feels impossible.
‘Lucy is both wise and candid, and extremely generous both with her knowledge and her time. She was able to steer the course to take account of each individual’s interests and questions and her feedback to us was always positive and constructive. This world of writing can often feel isolated and lonely, but from the offset Lucy made us collaborators, not competitors, so I now feel that I have not only a wealth of information, but a whole new attitude. A great course and I feel industry ready!’
Suzy Enoch // Screenwriter, Novelist, Actor, Director
But what if…?
What if you could have someone lay out all the potential opportunities available to you as a writer in 2023? Specific, practical, do-able and immediate?
Lucy V Hay will filter all the possibilities out and present not ten, or fifteen or even twenty things for you to try … but TWENTY-THREE FOR 2023!
‘Breaking in’ is not just a single act, but about building your career. It’s not one action, but many, in concert, consistently and with drive and passion.
The workshop will present a mix of real world and online strategies – so whether you like ‘getting out there’ or prefer/ need to stay on your computer in your bedroom, there will something for all types of writer.
How it started…
Twenty years ago, she was an OUTSIDER. She…
- Knew no one in the industry
- Had no support
- Was a teen mum
- Had NO money
- Lived in the middle of nowhere (and couldn’t drive!)
- Had severe mental health issues (and later, cancer as well)
Despite these significant challenges, Lucy managed to create a highly engaged following for herself online and carve herself a career in the industry.
How it’s going…
- Worked with award-winning and award nominated writers and filmmakers
- Met and interviewed even more!
- Got not one, but TWO agents
- Written best-selling non-fiction books about her experiences in the spec piles
- Published novels with the ‘Big 5’ publishers, plus indies & self-publishing too
- Created her own online empire of highly engaged screenwriters
- Travelled all over the UK and Europe doing workshops and talks
- Produced and consulted on many feature films
- Been a judge of various writing contests and schemes
In short, Lucy discovered the door wouldn’t open for her … so she snuck in through the window! You can do the same.
No one said it would be easy
No, it’s NOT easy … if it was, everyone would be doing it!
So if you’re feeling stuck, despondent, frustrated or ‘locked out’ of the industry, take this workshop with Lucy and GET inspired, invigorated, informed and excited again.
Remember, you will leave with an immediately actionable plan that will GET RESULTS. Promise.
More Feedback For Lucy
‘Lucy’s very knowledgeable. The course was action packed. If it were a film, it would be Die Hard.’
Mohammed Tahir // Writer, Director
‘Lucy is an excellent teacher and speaker. Her enthusiasm is very inspiring. I got a lot of very useful information, tips and ideas to proceed with my stories and my carrier as a writer. Cool!’
Nathalie Wechsler-Seibel // Writer for TV, film, podcasts, books and multimedia
‘I’ve read Lucy’s blog for years and always found her approachable and full of realistic, actionable advice. I’m happy to say that in person, she’s the same way.’
Valerie Kalfrin // Film critic, Screenwriter
‘All the information was valuable, pertinent and honest. I appreciate Lucy’s candid, straightforward approach.’
Erica Ruhe // Writer
‘TONS of very practical advice and actionable ideas. Lucy was very straight talking, well informed and had an experience of virtually any situation to recount. I can’t think of anyone better to learn from.’
Mary Took // Writer for play and film, short stories and novels
‘Lucy is no-bullshit about the industry and what’s expected. You get TRUTH! She’s so thorough and extensive in what she covers without missing the details. I loved that Lucy sent us scripts and documents too. Extra goodness!‘
Guy Lambert // Screenwriter and producer and script guy!
Lucy V. Hay is a script editor, author and blogger who helps writers. She’s been the script editor and advisor on numerous UK features and shorts & has also been a script reader for over 15 years, providing coverage for indie prodcos, investors, screen agencies, producers, directors and individual writers. She’s also an author, publishing as LV Hay and Lizzie Fry; Lizzie’s latest, THE COVEN, is out now with Sphere Books and LV’s debut crime novel THE OTHER TWIN is being adapted by the Emmy-nominated Free@Last TV. Lucy’s site at www.bang2write.com has appeared in Top 100 round ups for Writer’s Digest & The Write Life, as well as been a UK Blog Awards Finalist and Feedspot’s #1 Screenwriting blog in the UK (tenth in the world!).