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Author Curry, Chris.

Title Writing for soaps / Chris Curry
Published London : A. & C. Black, 2002


Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Series Writing handbooks
Writing handbooks.
Contents Cover; Contents; Introduction; 1. The Soap Writer''s Remit; 2. Once Upon a Story Conference; 3. Whey-hey! A Commission! Now What?; 4. Page One, Scene One, Speech One; 5. More Soap Ingredients; 6. Really Nearly Real; 7. On the Hook; 8. No, I Liked It. I Did. It''s Just ... ; 9. Health Warnings; 10. Sample Storyline Breakdown; 11. Sample Script; 12. And the Next Exciting Episode?; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; V; W
Summary Soap opera has become the most popular form of radio and television drama and now constitutes the biggest market for modern day dramatists. For the new writer, as well as those experienced in other genres, this book reveals how Soap works. As well as covering the specifics of Soap writing, Chris Curry guides the writer through the uniquely collaborative process from storylining to finished script. ''A clear, honest, practical and funny guide to soap writing'' - Valerie Windsor
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Television soap operas.
Television authorship.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- Screenwriting.
Television authorship
Television soap operas
Genre/Form Television soap operas
Television soap operas.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781408142073