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From Inspiration to Publication – The Beach Hut Writing Academy Announces New Date!

via: Ken Douglas (Flickr)

Following two sell-out writing conferences in both 2016 and 2017, the much loved writing workshop will be back in 2018.

The event will consist of workshops with top authors including the Sunday Times bestseller of psychological thrillers ERIN KELLY – lauded as “a master at drip-feeding us the details, keeping us guessing about the truth” – The Guardian. 

Alongside workshops will be a guaranteed opportunity to pitch your story to a literary agent or publisher in a one-to-one slot!

Sponsored by Writers’ Forum, a monthly magazine that aims at helping aspiring writers to reach their goals, and Mslexia, the groundbreaking magazine for women who write, full of debate, discussion, advice and inspiration for women looking to progress their writing careers.

The event will be taking place on March 17 2018 and is being created through the careful curation of organisers’ favourite authors and writing experts, across all genres, “we think it’s

Read more at: http://bjournal.co/from-inspiration-to-publication-the-beach-hut-writing-academy-announces-new-date/

‘Trial & Error’ Creator Reveals True-Crime Inspiration for NBC Comedy

Jeff Astroff, the creator of the upcoming NBC comedy “Trial Error,” said the inspiration for his mockumentary series was the 2004 docuseries “The Staircase.”

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s 2004 BBC documentary miniseries followed the trial of Michael Peterson, who was accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson, in 2001. (A follow-up film was produced in 2012.)

“I said, ‘If this guy was played by Steve Carell, this would be the funniest thing ever,’” Astroff said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. After pitching the initial idea, he then teamed up with executive producers Matt Miller and Jeffrey Blitz, whose credits as a director include “The Office” and Comedy Central’s “Review.”

Astroff said the series was conceived long before the recent boom of serialized true-crime storytelling like “The Jinx” and “Making a Murderer,” but it was when the latter exploded

Read more at: http://www.thewrap.com/trial-error-creator-on-true-crime-inspiration-for-nbc-comedy/