Writing for Soaps
Soap opera has become the most popular form of radio and television drama and now constitutes the biggest market for modern day dramatists. For the new writer, as well as those experienced in other genres, this book reveals how Soap works. As well as covering the specifics of Soap writing, Chris Curry guides the writer through the uniquely collaborative process from storylining to finished script.
'A clear, honest, practical and funny guide to soap writing' - Valerie Windsor.
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