Writing ‘Soap’: How to Write Continuing Drama

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Writing Soap: How to Write Continuing Drama



'If you have any ambition to write soap scripts (or write better soap scripts) before you do anything else, read this book!'

 

Steve November
Executive Producer
  Emmerdale
Yorkshire Television

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

Who is this book for?

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

Author

Chris Thompson

Price
£10.99
Format
Paperback, 215 x 135mm, 160pp
ISBN 978-184285-118-0

Click here to buy

About the Author


Chris Thompson writes for the top UK soap Emmerdale on ITV and has written for the Archers on BBC Radio 4. He is a former teacher who started writing when he was a deputy head. The volume of work he was offered meant he had no choice but to give up teaching. He is married with children and lives in Derbyshire.

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