Writing

Contact me to find out about my fiction ghostwriting services and CV.

Client testimonials:

A great children’s novel writing collaboration. The role involved restructuring and rewriting an existing novel, delving deep into character and plot development. Enthusiastic and fun to work with. Met deadlines and offered positive advice. Would certainly work with Charlotte again in the future. Highly recommended.
TW (client anonymous)

Working with Charlotte was an absolute joy. She was professional, smart, had great communication, and great patience for dealing with the process at my pace. She’s a gifted writer and has great skill in her craft. She made all her deadlines, gave useful and informative updates, made some great discoveries in her work, and shared some wonderful creative ideas. I definitely look forward to collaborating with Charlotte in the future!
– Lee Fanning, Wonder Mill Cosmos

It was a great pleasure working with Charlotte. Not only is she very reliable, but also very creative. She excels in crafting beautiful, touching/ poignant stories which is the result of her committing herself fully to the story. When reading her work you can tell that she has vast and profound knowledge of what she’s writing about but also holds values that run below the surface.
I would love to work with her again any time.
– ACR (client anonymous)

 

The Dead Stations

‘The Dead Stations’ is a story told through original music and animation; combining live performance, recorded actors and projections. The final recording, released through Unroofed Records, is a combined radio play and music album. I wrote and directed the script, and produced the project in 2015/16. The music was composed by Mike Vass and performed by (among others) Mike Vass, Mairi Campbell and Yoann Mylonakis. The animation was by Nica Harrison, Atikah Zailani and Gavin Robinson, and sound design was created by Lewis Jones and Yoann Mylonakis. Key voice actors were Ishbel McFarlane and Tommy Herbert. We toured the show live in Edinburgh and rural venues, and showcased at the Hidden Door Festival 2016 and online via Tradtv (coming soon!).

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After Niall Sgrob

In 2013 pairs of writers and composers were commissioned by Remembered/Imagined to create new works of music and words inspired by the archive of Scottish cultural treasures, the School of Scottish Studies Sound Archive. It is a treasure trove of recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs and oral history. After Niall Sgrob was a collaboration with composer Mike Vass, featuring Angus Peter Campbell, Maeve Mackinnon, Mr McFall’s Chamber and historic recordings from contributors to the Archives.

Listen: live recording at Plockton High School 2014

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Present Perfect & Second Face

2 plays commissioned by Edinburgh youth theatre company Strange Town for a cast of approximately 25 12-14-year-olds (2014/15)

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How to Marry a Prince

A pantomime written for P4-P7 at Aberdour Primary School, workshopped with the cast, performed in 2012

Script available from Spotlight Publications.

 

Titles with Crombie Jardine Ltd 2005-2008:

Philosophical Enquiries and Pretentious Postulations (Charlotte Hathaway)
How to Get a Shag in 59 Languages (Peter Goesinya)
Little Book of Students (Charlotte Hathaway)
Little Book of Goths (Dan Vice)