A post about one of my favourite TV progs and its creator Julian Fellowes. Thanks, Kimberley for a great blog!


Downton AbbeyWell, perhaps in all honesty, I should entitle this post: Why this writer loves Downton Abbey.

Still, I see it’s become something of a trend recently. The Writer this month features the British period miniseries Downton Abbey on its cover, entitled “True to the Period” and the excellent Nathan Bransford blog had a recent post What writers can learn from Downton Abbey.

Is it true? Can I justify my frightening obsession with British, multi-part period dramas not as a mere time-waster, but as avaluable learning experience? No way am I letting this opportunity pass me by. Me? Lazy in front of the TV? Heavens no! It’s research.

The Writer interviews the show’s creator and sole writer, Julian Fellowes, who talks about his writing process for the screenplays and the multiple revisions each script undergoes after producers, executives, actors, etc. etc. all weigh in. Fellowes has also written…

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About susancarey

Angela writes using pseudonym, Susan Carey. She has dual nationality, GB/NL and lives in Nijmegen. Susan has had short fiction published on multiple platforms and was a runner-up in the 2018 and 2017 Casket of Fictional Delights Flash Competitions. Her writing has also been published and performed by amongst others: Mslexia, Liars’ League, Reflex Fiction, the Casket and of course the wonderful Writers Abroad. In 2020 she published her short story collection, Healer. Tweets at @su_carey
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3 Responses to

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging, Susan! Great to see all those Downton fans scattered all over.


  2. susancarey says:

    You’re very welcome, Kimberley!


  3. pfornari says:

    I am an absolute Downton Abbey addict – just rewatching Series 2 before I start on 3! Love it…


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