A Quick Guide to Television Writing

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Plenty of people watch TV and assume they can do better than the people making shows. But writing for television is a genuine challenge, demanding technical skill, creativity, and the drive to work (and rework) your writing until it both shines and navigates all the obstacles of modern viewing, like commercial breaks, narrative flow, budgetary considerations, and more.

A Quick Guide to Television Writing is an invaluable resource for the aspiring television writer. Morton provides a thorough breakdown on act structure, character development, and constructing a narrative, as well as insightful notes on the writing process itself. Accompanied by line-by-line breakdowns of teleplay writing for various television formats, Morton gives you the nuts and bolts of television writing, offering the critical techniques and terminology you’ll need to know to succeed.

Morton’s writing is crisp and clear, all business, displaying an economy of words that allows him to pack a great deal of information into relatively few pages. A Quick Guide to Television Writing is just that: lightning quick, and full to bursting with worthwhile lessons. From ideas to execution to self-promotion, every step is outlined and waiting for your initiative.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 120 pages
Publisher Limelight Editions
Publish Date 2013-Nov-01
ISBN 9780879108052
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Issue February 2014
Category Reference


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