Hi, I’m Lucy V Hay. I'm a script editor, author & blogger who helps writers. I've worked with thousands of screenwriters and novelists just like you!

My site www.bang2write.com has appeared on The Writer's Digest, plus The Write Life's 'Top 100 Sites for Writers' five years in a row, as well as being picked as a UK Blog Awards Finalist and Feedspot's #1 Screenwriting blog in the UK (tenth in the world!). I've been the script editor and advisor on numerous UK features and shorts, plus I've been a script reader for over 15 years, providing coverage for indie prodcos, investors, screen agencies, producers, directors and individual writers. I'm also a novelist, writing crime fiction and dystopian novels. Join B2W on Teachable for quality, affordable writing courses.

The Foundations of Writing Craft

CLICK HERE to grab your FREE online, on-demand course!

Are you being driven crazy by your characters? Or maybe you're struggling with structure? Or perhaps it's your concept that's creating the problem? Whatever your issue is, this free on-demand course from Bang2write can demystify the process for you and help you road test your writing.

Designed for both novelists and screenwriters, this could be the powerful reset or intro you need.

B2W is on a mission to improve your writing, help you smash your goals & get your best shot at pitching & submissions, as well as enable diverse voices & characters to rise to the top of the spec pile.

Get Productive AF!

You can get PRODUCTIVE A.F and learn how to bend time to YOUR will (not the other way around). 

Struggle to get words on the page?

Find it hard to write because you have a family or other caring commitments?

Do you have a demanding job that requires a lot of your mental bandwidth?

Or maybe you have a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or your neurodivergence (such as, but not limited to, ADHD) makes getting organised a challenge?

Feel depressed, overwhelmed and hopeless because your draft is taking much longer than you hoped it would?

Then CLICK HERE to sign up for Get Productive AF - B2W can help with productivity hacks, tips and tricks in this one-off masterclass. 

Online Confidential

Online Confidential is a step-by-step guide for writers to get visible online, network and build their following. Avoid spamming links, learn about newsletters, improve your discoverability and say goodbye to online tumbleweeds! Ensure your online pages and profiles don't misrepresent you OR your talent. CLICK HERE (or on the pic above) to enrol.

Logline Hacks

Logline Hacks is a comprehensive 'How To' On Loglines & Short Pitches for your screenplays and novels. Using tried and tested methods - or 'logline hacks' - this on-demand course will change how you view loglines and enable you to get to the heart of your story. CLICK HERE or on the pic to enrol.

Submissions Secrets

Submissions Secrets is an on-demand course designed to help you create your own personalised submissions strategy to agents, publishers, producers or filmmakers. If you're tired of non stop rejection (or maybe even never hearing anything at all!!), this course is for you. Don't throw spaghetti at the wall, get strategic with B2W! CLICK HERE (or on the pic above) to enrol.

Got A Writing Question You Need Answered?

No problem! I receive lots of questions regularly from novelists and screenwriters, so I compiled THIS MASSIVE LIST OF FAQs with further links to help you.

So, whether you're looking for help with craft or careers, recommendations for books or services, advice on networking or looking for leads/opportunities, help negotiating common legal matters like copyright, a boost for self belief or something else, BOOKMARK TODAY.

Good luck out there!

How To Write A Horror Short Story

This concise but comprehensive training on how to come up with ideas for horror shorts, not to mention developing them AND sending them out there. It’s designed for writers who …

Have never written a short story before

Want to use short stories as outlines for longer pieces

Are clueless about where to submit short stories

Want to know more about the horror genre

Feel stuck or have writer’s block

Have written screenplays and now want to try prose 

Have written shorts in other genres 

This training is on-demand, which means you can take it whenever you like & at your own pace.

CLICK HERE to sign up.

Screenwriting Essentials, Volume 1

Everything you need to get your screenplay on the page AND ensure it's 'script reader proofed'. Never get busted again! CLICK HERE to sign up today.

Screenwriting Essentials, Volume 2

Make a good script GREAT by putting your screenwriting craft under the microscope in this comprehensive course. Plot devices, subtext, writer's voice, storyworld & other thematics are all here.

CLICK HERE to enrol now.

Great Value Bundle - Both Screenwriting Volumes!

Can't decide which Screenwriting Essentials volume you want? No problem - grab BOTH in this extra value bundle. CLICK HERE to sign up.

Testimonials for B2W Courses

I lovelovelove to work with writers and help them achieve their goals ... but don't take my word for it, take theirs!

'Really informative, packed with great resources & a v effective boot up the bum!' - Tim Guest

"So useful, even if you have been writing for a while. B2W rocks!" - Pinar Tahan

'Brilliant course with an abundance of resources.' - Jane Rayner

'An essential course for new and established writers. A useful piece of kit that I wish I'd had it in my toolbox when I first started writing. Highly recommended.' - Emma Pullar

'This course covers in a short period of time what you need to know to take your writing skills to the next level.' - Vered Neta

'Great handouts and fab resources!' - Lottie McKnight

'Now I am locked and loaded.' - Marcus Howell

'Brilliant. Lucy gives away so much information in the videos and the guides beneath really help to visualise the learning points.' - Demy Watts 

Don't forget to grab your FREE course, 'The Foundations of Writing Craft' for a taster of what B2W has offer! GET IT HERE.