Paula was kind enough to share three excerpts from the book with LA Screenwriter. Soak up the below wisdom, then head over to Amazon to pick up a copy of Sitcom Writers Talk Shop.
by Ashley Scott Meyers This week screenwriter and producer Erik Bork (Band of Brothers) talks about his new screenwriting book, The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage or Fiction. He talks about a number of the lessons that he teaches in the book, including how crucial the basic concept is... Continue Reading →
Editor's Note: Jeff Leisawitz is the author of Not F*ing Around, a book about jump-starting your creative life which we had the opportunity to review. The book is a quick, uplifting, and fun manifesto on reaching your creative goals, and we heartily recommend it. You can read the first three chapters or buy a copy... Continue Reading →
by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) The world that writers live and work in has never changed as violently or quickly as it currently does. There are more opportunities for storytellers and scriptwriters than there have ever been. New outlets for telling stories seem to be popping up on a daily basis. However, the path of how to... Continue Reading →
by Steph Greegor (@stephgreegor) When you first pick up Jason B. Kohl’s handy little book (that fits nicely in a purse or briefcase for easy travel), you may think an acceptance letter to film school is a prerequisite. But it’s not. Film School: A Practical Guide to an Impractical Decision is a delightful and practical 195-page piece of nonfiction... Continue Reading →
by Angela Bourassa [Note: Ken & Doug are coming out with a new, expanded version of the book. Check out their article about the additions here. They also have a new audio version.] Every once in a while, someone with a new screenwriting book or seminar or product asks me to write a review. Unfortunately, I... Continue Reading →
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Chad Gervich, author of Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business, recently shared his breakdown of what he sees as the four genres of television dramas.