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Writing That Sitcom by [Cary, James]
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About to read it again, (instead of getting on with writing)... Great book, enjoyable to read with lots of useful information.
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Many, many thanks to James Cary for producing such a brillantly useful (and amusing) book.
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.
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Confusion is the enemy of comedy, so I'll try and be concise. If you're even thinking of writing sitcom, you need this book.
It's beautifully specific and brutally honest.
Found it so precise it might have been titled 'Writing that Sitcom, Tom'.
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Avoid the pitfalls-or try to-with the writer of Miranda and Bluestone 42. (Also wrote Hut 33, Think the Unthinkable and various Milton Jones radio shows. Generously knowledgeable about his subject.
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I really enjoyed this. There's not many books out there that focus on sitcom writing, especially UK sitcoms. So it was fascinating to learn about everything involved in making a sitcom, from the initial idea, right up until the broadcast of the episode. A definite must-read for budding comedy writers.
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I loved this book. I've read a fair few books about sitcom writing but this is by far the most useful and the best written. Do buy it if you plan to write sitcoms, I only wish I could have it in hardcopy.
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This is better than the three other sitcom-writing books I've bought from Amazon (which were all pretty decent, to be fair). This book is unusual in that Cary gives:
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
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Lots of great stuff in here, most of it is based on and references the writers own experiences. Certainly many of the points made in the book gave me something to think about while others validated decisions I'd already made (which is always nice). All in all I would recommend this book. It's a fairly quick read but definitely helps you lay the ground work for your own script ideas.
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