- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1978 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011CTU2BY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Writing That Sitcom Kindle Edition
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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.
So what did I take away from this one? Well firstly, no guff or waffle! James Cary has written for some extremely popular and successful sitcoms, and he knows his stuff. He also shares it generously (check out his blog), and in his book he pulls together a series of practical, no-nonsense hints, tips and "rules" (with, of course, a nod to the exceptions).
If you want to write a sitcom - particularly for the UK market - I defy you to read this book and NOT be a better writer as a result.
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
It's beautifully specific and brutally honest.
Found it so precise it might have been titled 'Writing that Sitcom, Tom'.
Most recent customer reviews
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Music, Stage & Screen > Performing Arts > Comedy & Stand-up
- Books > Music, Stage & Screen > Performing Arts > Stagecraft
- Books > Music, Stage & Screen > Television > Screenwriting
- Books > Music, Stage & Screen > Television > TV Genres > Comedy
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Arts & Photography > Television
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humour > Comedy