It’s Amazon day it seems as I’m about to promote another bunch of books…but here fortunately related to writing.
Jill Golick just posted about summer readings, and especially about what she is going to read, Pamela Douglas‘ Writing the TV Drama Series.
I read that book a couple of months ago and found it very interesting. As I also said in a comment I posted on her article, my next read will be Larry Brody‘s Television Writing from the Inside Out which promises to be an interesting read. It seems to delve more on the technical aspect of writing for TV.
Nontheless, with Douglas’ book earlier this year, I also read other interesting writing books:
– Successful Television Writing by Lee Goldberg and Willliam Rabkin (Kindle Link)
– Crafty TV Writing by Alex Epstein
I read as well books that pertained more about the biz and what goes on “Behind the Scenes”:
– A Martian Wouldn’t Say That compiled by Leonard B. Stern and Diane L. Robison (quick read but hilarious -or is it scary?-)
– Desperate Networks by Bill Carter (Kindle Link)
Last but not least there was also this book that is more a bible in itself: This Business of Television, by Howard J. Blumenthal and Oliver R. Goodenough.
If you get your hands on any of these books I strongly suggest you read them, they are just awesome (and incidentally full of advice).