“I just finished my first feature film, which is picking up some selections and awards, including from Pinewood, and is helping me to finally get some career mapping and funding for future projects. I always knew I loved writing, but it was actually Toby’s classes that helped me to refine it. I often think that a huge part of why I enjoy screenwriting is because of his teaching, and have always told myself that if I won a big award, I would thank him in my speech.”

Josh Armstrong, writer and director

Sometimes you need to go beyond one-off feedback to fully realise the potential of your work – and sometimes it’s more about broadening your skills as a writer than developing a single project.

Toby’s screenwriting coaching – whether for an individual or for a group – draws not only on professional screenwriting experience, but on years of teaching screenwriting to undergraduates, as well as the provision of one-to-one feedback for aspiring writers of all ages, in a variety of genres and forms.

Operating at any scale required, and adaptable to most budgets, this service is available for individuals, groups or institutions wishing to explore ways of making screen narrative more impactful.

Project guidance

A simple, one-to-one service providing ongoing guidance through the writing of a screenplay – from any start point to any end point, as fits your needs and the needs of the project.



Live, hands-on sessions – online, or in person where possible – aimed at developing theoretical and practical skills on a broader basis, supported by industry expertise and advice.


Single talks addressing any of a series of screenwriting topics, adaptable to the specific needs of the audience. These can include (or consist entirely of) questions from that audience.

“We published Toby’s first novel, THE VIKING DEAD. This dropped full-on zombie action into a painstakingly recreated Viking setting, and when we were looking for someone to write a series of historical adventure novels turning the Robin Hood legends on their head, Toby seemed the perfect choice. He did not disappoint, developing a richly textured world packed with compelling characters, and creating a brilliantly structured story arc that brought the narrative threads together in ways few of us could have anticipated.”

Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO, Rebellion