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Working with scriptwriters
to develop
authentic female characters

Hello fellow creatives,

There is no beating around the bush - some writers are struggling to create female characters as three-dimensional as their leading men. For this reason, I wanted to provide a service that looks into developing the female elements of scripts. Whether you have an idea, or full script, I offer Zoom sessions to discuss any areas you would like to improve. I want to help writers who could be falling into one of these camps: 

  • You’re not exactly sure how to make the women in your script stand out from each other, or how they would react to a particular event. 

  • Your female characters currently feel inconsequential to the plot. They are making up the numbers, rather than driving the action.  

  • Maybe you have funny, complex, powerful and flawed female characters, but something you can’t put your finger on is not quite right.

If any of these areas sound familiar, please take a look around my site, and get in contact. My ambition is not to point fingers, but to help writers produce the best script possible and ultimately get their worlds onto our screens. I believe this is only achievable by creating female characters who are as complex and dynamic as 21st century women.  

Thanks for listening, and below is a video where I explain more about the service. And please do subscribe below to my newsletter. 

Happy writing,


Robbie Sunderland,
comedy writer

 "A major concern I had with my script was that my female characters weren’t active enough in the humour. Joanna gave me possible solutions without dictating what I should do, which is exactly what I was hoping for." 

Claire Trivino,
comedy writer/performer

 "From the outset I felt relaxed and permissioned to explore my comedy writing, considering new aspects. She directed me to further useful resources and followed up with notes from our meeting. She clearly knows her industry and tailors the consultancy to the individual writer." 

James Watts,
comedy writer

 "It was really helpful to have a different set of eyes read it, point out its weaknesses but also remind me what was good about it.  Joanna's notes will definitely make the sitcom much better and I look forward to sending the next draft to see what she'll raise."  

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