Do Drama

Lucy Gannon


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The Do Book Co
5 May 2022
ISBN: 9781914168079
128 pages

From the publisher

Fantastically useful, true and best of all very amusing. This comprehensive and succinct insider s guide is told with characteristic clarity and laced with excellent practical advice. If you want to write, read this first. Tim Whitby, producer. Have you ever said, I d love to write a script, but don t know where to start ? Or watched the latest binge-worthy Netflix series and thought you could do better? Do Drama explores the how and why of writing drama, not as an instruction manual, but as a lively conversation with one of Britain s most prolific and successful screenwriters, Lucy Gannon. She didn t write her first play until she was 39. By sharing what she has learned over three decades of writing primetime drama, she will help you to: Write your script from the first scene to the last Create vivid characters with a personality and a past Develop storylines, structure and write a treatment Understand how the industry works; take the next step. Writing drama is not about education, class or cleverness, it s about your deep desire to tell stories, to create characters, finding the humour alongside the pathos, to delight and enthral millions. There is no golden path into production. But the world is hungry for talent. You are the talent. So, what are you waiting for? Scene 1