The TV Writer's Workbook

The TV Writer's Workbook

A Creative Approach to Television Scripts

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a story to getting hired on a current series.

Filled with easy-to-implement exercises and practical wisdom, this ingenious how-to handbook outlines the steps for becoming a professional TV writer, starting with a winning script. Sandler explains the difference between “selling” and “telling,” form and formula, theme and plot.

• A technique for breaking down a show style so you’re as close to being in the writing room as you can get without actually having a job there
• The 3 elements for that essential Concept Line that you must have
in order to create a story with passion and consequence
• Mining the 7 Deadly Sins for fresh and original story lines
• Sample scripts from hit shows
• In-depth graphs, script breakdown charts, vital checkpoints
along the way, and much, much more!

Baker & Taylor
A helpful, hands-on handbook for aspiring television writers offers expert guidelines for writers looking at how to raise their scripts to the professional level, using effective techniques and exercises designed to help writers bring together their creative ideas with the practical process of crafting dialogue, maintaining form, avoiding formula, and pitching a script. Original. 15,000 first printing.

& Taylor

A handbook for aspiring television writers offers guidelines for writers looking to raise their scripts to the professional level and includes tips on crafting dialogue, maintaining form, avoiding formula, and pitching a script.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2007
Description: xiv, 286 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780385340502
Branch Call Number: 808.225 San


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