The purpose of this book is to teach you the introductory skills in writing for television. If you want to develop a top career that rivals the likes of top tv screen writers, then you need this book. If you work through the ten week programme outlined in this book, you will NOT become commissioned for a TV company. However you will have a 'calling card', a sample script to show your skill sets as a writer. This is a vehicle for you to learn your writing craft and to show producers that you are capable of sustained research and can produce the script to time, to budget and have a quality piece of work. reviews for the book bear this out:
5 out of 5 stars An excellent book/guide By Sarah Gilanion
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to start writing TV scrips.
K S Dhindsa 5.0 out of 5 stars A great read.
An excellent step-by-step guide for published and unpublished screenwriters.
Okay, maybe to expect to be a successful TV writer in ten weeks is a bit over optimistic, but it's a damn good book. Very helpful and instructive. A good, easy to read, chatty style. He makes everything seem so easy and natural, even when setting up a format template. All you need is talent!
Publisher: GLMP Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
Reviews for the first edition I would have this on my shelf as my writer's bible Don Shaw Z-Cars 5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to write for television, buy this book!, By A Customer This review is from: Writing TV Scripts: Successful Writing in Ten Weeks (Studymates Writers Guides) (Paperback) No-one can teach anyone how to write, but this book is packed full of advice about the CRAFT of writing for television. If you have the talent, then the information in this book will allow you to hit the ground running when it comes to presenting your work to television companies like a professional. Engaging and Informative, By Wishing_to_be_annonymous - See all my reviews This review is from: Writing TV Scripts: Successful Writing in Ten Weeks (Studymates Writers Guides) (Paperback) What Steve Wetton has acheived in his book is remarkable. It's rare to find a book on creative writing that connects you to its author in such a way. Reading through the book made me feel like I was being taken under Mr Wetton's wing such was the warmth of his honest and intelligent narrative. The meat of the book is to "write a 30 minute calling card in 10 weeks". That's certainly possible given the logically structured chapters and exercises. I particularly appreciated the exercises, which certainly gave my writing a kickstart, and the useful step by step guide stating the author's preferred method of getting from the initial story's premise to the final draft. It's hard to find a better book designed for the fledgling television writer. It really is that good.