I bought this book by Yvonne Grace, an accomplished writer of television in the United Kingdom. The book has been a brilliant read so far, with a lot of useful information and insightful moments of humour in the job of writing for television.
I’ve written prose stories for many years but haven’t yet made the jump to writing in script format. Working on that with a project or two. 🙂
Here is Yvonne’s latest post about making contacts in the television industry.
Writing is a solitary exercise. But the business of getting your writing read, talked about and appreciated is just the opposite. You need to be a focussed solitary scriber, and then morph when the time dictates, into a sociable, approachable type who is more that happy to talk about your work and ask questions of those that are experienced and able to help you get in and get on in the industry.
Even if you have a writing partner; someone with whom you work to create and construct your drama scripts, there is always that point in the creation process where you must turn the collaboration switch to ‘off’ and get on with making your part in the writing process your own. You need to get your head down and start writing.
If you work solo, (like most writers in my experience do) then it can be really hard to…
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