Written by two sitcom writers, this handbook seeks to break down the process of writing sitcoms into a series of easy-to-follow steps. There are chapters devoted to concept, characters and plot, through to proposals, commissioning and production, with examples from a range of popular sitcoms.
- John Byrne & Marcus Powell
- Published Date
- 31 July 2003
Almost every writer, whether professional or beginner, has thought of a good sitcom idea at one time or another, but fleshing that idea out is a long and complicated process of character development, plotting, dialogue writing and rewriting and then putting the whole package together in a way that will attract producers.
In this book, successful sitcom writers John Byrne and Marcus Powell break that process down into a series of easy to follow steps. With chapters devoted to concept, characters and plot through to proposals, commissioning and production, Writing Sitcoms covers every aspect needed for success in the UK.