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  • Starting Your Television Writing Career

    Syracuse University Press. 2004. ISBN: 0815608314,9780815608318. 240 pages.

    Deborah Pearlman and Abby Finer of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop reveal in this essential guide insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers. The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television.

  • The TV Writer's Workbook

    Delta. 2008. ISBN: 9780307492210,0307492214. 304 pages.

    Why is TV writing different from any other kind of writing? How will writing a spec script open doors? What do I have to do to get a job writing for TV? Writing for television is a business. And, like any business, there are proven strategies for success. In this unique hands-on guide, television writer and producer Ellen Sandler shares the trade secrets she learned while writing for hit shows like Everybody Loves Raymond and Coach. She offers concrete advice on everything from finding a...

  • Inside the TV Writers' Room

    Syracuse University Press. 2015. ISBN: 9780815651383,0815651384. 198 pages.

    Aspiring writers often ask how they can break into the television writing business. Meyers believes that the answer can be found by asking why people become television writers and what makes them successful. Inside the TV Writer’s Room reveals these insights and much more. This volume, a collection of interviews with some of today’s top episodic writers arranged in a roundtable format, explores the artists’ drive to express how the writers honed their creativity, and what compromises they...


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