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EXPERTISE
Author / Writer
Creative Writing
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BIOGRAPHY
Graham studied at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter, where he concentrated on creative writing for the screen and television. His key interests are teleplays, and screenplays as well as developing and writing original drama series’ for television. Those recently completed include the television series “Pebble on the beach” set on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, “The Other Side of the Tracks” and “Yesterday man” a psychological thriller.

Adam Faith, John Altman, other actors, directors and producers who have favourably reviewed his work and several television companies including Central Television, Channel 4 and the BBC have taken options on other television series’. A number of Graham’s screenplays have been optioned in the USA by production companies and film directors.

He spent many years living and playing Hammond organ in many groups in Germany and Scandinavia during the sixties. He returned to England in the early seventies where he worked as a session musician in many of the top London studios. An accomplished songwriter and musician, Graham has been featured in arts and musical programmes and performed and recorded with many artists including Jimi Hendrix, Fats Domino, Ritchie Blackmore, James Taylor, Elton John, Christine Perfect, Tony Ashton and many more name musicians. 

Graham’s first novel “Ticket to Ride” set in Hamburg during the 1960’s was published in 2006 by Flame Books.

Graham Sclater enjoys working in many arenas, using first hand experience of as many subjects as possible, often spending time researching overseas. He is at home writing and developing any concept. He has an understanding of budgeting, the logistics of production, location and direction and has had a number of his projects optioned in the UK and overseas by television and film production companies.

Graham’s updated version of his first novel “Ticket to Ride” was re-printed in late 2012 and is now available across the world from Amazon.com and indie publisher, Tabitha Books. His children’s novel “We’re gonna be famous” was published in 2009 and his first historical novel “Hatred is the key” in 2010. This was then followed by his fourth novel “Too big to cry” in spring 2013. Graham’s fifth novel “Love Shack” set in the East End of London and the Red Light District of Amsterdam was published in 2015. “More than a woman” Graham’s sixth novel was published in 2016, 
and “Cowboys and Angels” was published in 2018.

Graham can be heard on terrestrial and web based radio stations around the world reviewing his Book of the month, presenting the A-Z of writing and “Hits & Bits” where he tells the story behind specific “hit” records. 

Graham appears regularly on the BBC and other radio stations around the UK and Europe on specialist music programmes. He frequently does book readings in libraries, at literary events and writing groups around the UK and this has now been extended to delivering Creative Writing Courses to guests on cruise ships.

Click here to visit Graham's website >> www.grahamsclater.webs.com


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TALKS
1. So you want to write a novel?

2. Where do I get my ideas?

3. Research your subject - even if it’s about your own life

4. How do I choose my characters & how do I write dialogue?

5. How do I create a backstory?

6. Creating a timeline

7. Finding the best time to write?

8. Methods to deal with writer's block

9. The editing process

10. Typesetting you work

11. Getting published and alternatives outlets

12. Promoting your book
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
Graham is always in demand for his talks on Creative Writing and his life experiences, having been a professional musician in the 60's, which was the subject of his first book, “Ticket to Ride.”

He has completed many cruises in the past three years and his talks are generally an hour long and are tailored to his audience. They are always well received, with most passengers attending all of his session.

Graham has been booked for several cruises in 2018 and also for 2019 and 2020.