Linda Butler

Linda Butler

Screenwriter

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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February 2021
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About Linda

Linda achieved her first writing credit when short story ‘Partners’ was longlisted in the ‘Inktears Short Story Contest’. This darkly comic tale heralded her signature style and was subsequently included in the 2019 anthology ‘When You Read This I Will Be Dead’ (Michael Terence Publishing). October 2020 brought further recognition when short radio play ‘Alphabetti Spaghetti’ was chosen by Scriptwriters & Co for their Zoom-based scratch night and, in January 2021, it went on to win Linda a place on the Slackline Productions 'Sleepover'. Linda’s resulting 10-minute script, ‘Grand Theft Post-Mortem’, was written overnight, rehearsed and performed online in just twenty-four hours. Described as “…absolutely brilliant… funny and so entertaining” the play went on to receive the Audience Choice Award. Since the Sleepover, Linda has been developing ‘Grand Theft Post-Mortem’ for TV. Her pitch for the 6 x 30 min comedy drama was awarded a shortlisting in the TRIFORCE/UKTV Writerslam (May 2021) and, together with an initial pilot episode, it was also longlisted in the Short Com TV Sitcom Writing Competition (July 2021). In other successes in 2021, Linda’s dark comedy ‘Indigestion’ was included in the Light On Showcase - Series 2 and the play is still available to view on the Lights Down Productions’ website, YouTube and Scenesaver. Linda has a BA in English and Drama from Goldsmiths, University of London and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Portsmouth, UK. She lives on the south coast of England with her partner Chris and her cats Arthur and Tommy (aka the ‘Cheeky’ Blinders). When not focusing on her creative projects she is a keen swimmer and gardener and – in a world beyond Covid - a regular cinema, theatregoer, and traveller. She loves to sing and it’s not unusual to find her performing with covers band, ‘The Spirals’. And - if there are any hours left in the day - she might even find a little time to work as a freelance proofreader, copywriter and project planner!

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