How to Write Everything

How to Write Everything

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How To Write Everything is the ultimate writer's handbook. It tells you about every aspect of writing, from having an idea to getting the idea out into the world and getting paid for it, too. It covers everything from journalism to screen-writing, from speeches to sketches, from sitcoms to novels. With thirty years' experience as an award-winning script-writer, journalist, author and broadcaster David Quantick is ideally suited, as a writer, to write this definitive writer's guide to writing... everything.

David Quantick is part of the writing team for HBO's multi-award winning show Veep.

He has recently won the 2015 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 7mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783191031
  • 9781783191031
  • 389,961

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'Clear, kind, funny, and full of good advice.There's nobody better to provide it than David Quantick,who in writing terms is the quintessential jack of all trades and master of - well, all of them actually.' Jonathan Coe 'David Quantick has a medical condition whereby he literally cannot be unfunny.' Caitlin Moran 'This is the book David Quantick's publishers have been waiting for.' Rob Brydon 'I taught David Quantick everything he knows. Here it is - read it and weep.' Julie Burchill 'The best a man can get Legend He taught the world to laugh Some sort of king He stands astride the world of entertainment, a comedy colossus If this book is as funny as his excuses for being late to TV Burp meetings it will be a best seller!' Harry Hill 'Quantick doesn't just make it look easy to write anything, he makes it look easy to write hilariously about everything. Damn him.' Hadley Freeman 'No chapter on 'How To Write Quotes For A Book Cover' but otherwise excellent and very entertaining.' Graeme Garden 'David Quantick is a brilliant and hilarious man, who has spent years writing for (and with) everybody, from Armando Iannucci to Harry Hill. This is a warm, thoughtful and incisive guide to all kinds of writing, and especially television and journalism. If you want to write, but aren't sure where to begin, or even which medium would suit you best, he can help. A thoroughly pragmatic and unpretentious guide for the perplexed self-starter.' Natalie Haynes, author of The Amber Fury
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About David Quantick

David Quantick really has written everything. He is part of the writing team for HBO's multi-award winning show Veep, for which he won the 2015 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

As a television writer, he has written for The Thick Of It, The Day Today, Brass Eye, TV Burp and many other shows. As a radio writer, he created Radio 4's One and Radio 2's The Blagger's Guide. His novel Sparks was described as "excellent" by Neil Gaiman and his graphic series Louis Wain (created with Savage Pencil) was published in Alan Moore's Dodgem Logic. As well as a series of music books and the official biography of Eddie Izzard, David wrote the Sunday Times best-seller Grumpy Old Men and has written for over 50 magazines and newspapers, from The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph to NME and Q. With Jane Bussmann, he created the world's first internet sitcom, The Junkies, and he is also the writer of several short films, including the highly-acclaimed Lot 13. How To Write Everything is his first book about writing.
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