Television Writing from the Inside Out
by Larry Brody
(And, speaking from a slightly more writerly perspective, “Whew.”)
A few years ago I wrote a book called Television Writing from the Inside Out, spilling everything I’ve learned about the art/craft and business of television writing and television in general after many, many, many (oy!) years of dedication, joy, and, yeah, the inevitable moments of despair.
TVWFIO has become a college screen and television writing class staple and as a result has sold a ton of copies. It’s still going strong in print, but let’s face it, the print audience ain’t what it used to be.
When I sold the trade paperback to its publisher, I kept all electronic rights, and TVWriter™ has marketed a PDF version for awhile now. I’ve always meant to branch out to other formats, but – and I admit this with some embarrassment – I was too intimidated by the logistics of formatting and marketing to take the plunge.
Well, that’s over with. As of Friday, November 16th, the Kindle-ized version of my baby has been up and at ’em at Amazon.Com, and I’m writing this to let that teeny weeny little fringe group of you who haven’t yet read Television Writing from the Inside Out know that it’s wriggling and yelping and jumping earnestly, eager to feel your eyes upon it.
And even if you’ve read one of the other versions, you might want to check out the Kindle book because:
- It’s revised, corrected, emended, updated.
- Kindle books don’t get dog-eared from repeated reading, the way your trade paperback copy has.
- You can’t accidently erase a Kindle book like you can a PDF file because it’ll always be available on Amazon’s cloud.
- Y’all want to own the complete TVWFIO set, don’t you? Of course you do.
Of course, the real point here is that Television Writing from the Inside Out is, as one Amazon.Com reviewer put it, “a fantastic look into the workings of the industry. He is clearly an authority on the subject, having penned over 500 hours of television.”
And, as another Amazon reader put it:
If you’re an experienced television writer read it.
If you’re an aspiring television read it twice.
It’s jammed with all the knowledge and you need and, possibly more importantly, how to implement it.
I feel really self-conscious about pitching my work, including this book. The bottom line is that I’ve put all of my heart into TVWFIO because it’s all about helping others achieve their hearts’ desires. And I’m as eager to see others achieve their dreams as I was to achieve mine.
You can read more about the Kindle version of Television Writing from the Inside Out HERE.
And, yes, you can buy it there too!
Or what the hell, go to the Television Writing from the Inside Out page at TVWriter™ HERE.
No trees were injured in the updating of this book.