Fourteen years ago, Emma Duane gave up a career as a psychiatric nurse to devote herself to a career she had been pursuing since she was eigth: writing TV drama for Sunday evening broadcasts.
Her successful scripts explore a variety of topics:
– The problems two college students face when they move together (Mr. Not-Perfect-At-All)
– Sexual conflicts (The Black Stockings)
– The effects of divorce (Alone)
– What happens when a divorced father steals his young daughter from her mother (Mr. Not-Perfect-At-All Part Two)
– Problems of aging (The Compression Stockings)
– A woman overdosing on food to compensate for the lack of attention from her daughter (Total Alone)
She’s also written about young people in a suburbian setting (Saturday night in Stone Age) and about the love between two teenagers, when the girl discovers that her boyfriend was the driver of the car that accidentally killed her sister a year earlier.
All her stories end on a warm, upbeat note, except her documentary script that describes Emma’s own adventures and the models for her characters (Me Me Me Me Me – a Litany).