“A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”   — RAYMOND CHANDLER

“A good story cannot be devised; it has to be distilled.”

— RAYMOND CHANDLER

I grew up on stories. They were my way into another world when I was a child and my way to understand the world about me now. They can entertain, provoke, challenge, inform, educate and inspire.

I’ve worked with stories all my life - as a radio producer, writer and story consultant in factual series. I spent almost a decade at the BBC training hundreds of programme makers in story and have also delivered sessions for the Sheffield Doc/FestCreative SkillsetTRC MediaWildscreen Festival and the Copenhagen TV Festival amongst others.

Since 2010 I have worked as a story consultant with a large number of award winning factual series. I work in a collaborative way bringing in tools and techniques from different styles of storytelling and writing.