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Writing That Sitcom Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I submitted a radio script to the BBC's Writer's Room last year and recieved the "thanks, but no thanks" note.
You always feel slightly deflated by rejection but the main thing was I did not know what to do next with my idea or script! This book gave me the feedback I needed and the tools to change and greatly improve my script.
It is not often that you find "how to books" written by people with such a pedigree in writing for radio and TV. I always look for books written by people who have achieved success numerous times. James has many times and is very inspirational. While this book is mainly aimed at writing for TV, a lot of the advice also applies to radio. I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to write a comedy script whatever the format.
Thanks again, James.
It's beautifully specific and brutally honest.
Found it so precise it might have been titled 'Writing that Sitcom, Tom'.
1) a discouraging warning that it's very unusual to get a sitcom made and that sitcom-writing, in purely financial terms, really isn't a great way to earn a living (which I think is a pretty responsible way to start the book)
2) first-hand information on what it's like to write for major British sitcoms and get your own one made
3) a fairly detailed framework for how to write a sitcom pilot from scratch
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've worked on sitcoms. I thought I knew about sitcoms. Then I read James's book and I realised I knew very little. Luckily, James knows everything. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D Stack
Informative, inspirational and In...[FILL THIS IN LATER]
More informative than other books relating to Sitcom writing. I suggest reading it a couple of times then using it as a reference document.Published 10 months ago by Paul62
Absolutely first class guide to writing sitcoms by a master of the art. Really honest and thorough, a guide that has made me think seriously about whether I want to do this (I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by sevilla
Always insightful and honest. If you read James's blog you'll know how much James gives to his readers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Russell
... to read a "how to write" by someone who's done it and is doing it well. Useful, accessible and enjoyable, this book has inspired me to blow the dust off a few old ideas and I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sean Kelly
It's great to find a book about writing sitcoms from a UK perspective, written by a successful scriptwriter with a visible track record. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Sue Hepworth
Absolutely brilliant. The BEST how to guide out there. Brutally honest, funny and broken down into easy-to-reference bullet points. Read morePublished 17 months ago by K Lyons
Great book! Amusing too.Lots of insider stuff I liked. Going back to beginning now to read it again.Published 19 months ago by Frances
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