Writing 'Soap': How to Write Continuing Drama

Writing 'Soap': How to Write Continuing Drama

Paperback Aber Creative Writing Guides

By (author) Chris Thompson, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler

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  • Publisher: Aber Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 165 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 12mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Abergale
  • ISBN 10: 1842851187
  • ISBN 13: 9781842851180
  • Sales rank: 813,473

Product description

Who else wants to write for the 'soaps'? 'Soaps' like Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Casualty, Holby City, and of course the ever-popular Archers on BBC Radio 4 all need new storylines to keep them fresh and that means new writers. It really could be your lines being uttered by an actor in a scene on tv or radio. This book explains how: * continuous drama is made and the role of the script writer * to write for established characters in a 'soap' * to develop your writing style so that it becomes compelling writing People who should buy include: * All students of creative writing in colleges and universities * College and university central and department libraries * Teachers, tutors and lecturers * Public and reference libraries * General readers, older creative writers who attend Caerleon, Swanick et al

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Chris Thompson is a former teacher turned professional writer. He has written numerous episodes of The Archers for BBC Radio 4 and Emmerdale for ITV.