The loneliness of the long suffering writer

No matter where you are on the career ladder, there’s always someone doing better than you.

I mean even JK Rowling probably sold less books than Dan Brown last year. She must be furious.

Think of a writer who’s more successful than you. Not difficult is it?

SITCOM GEEKS 175: RULES OF LIFE (aND COMEDY WRITING)

In the latest episode of our podcast, James and I talk about how comedy writing is a bit like life, innit? https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/ Plus exciting news about the new season of topical comedy writing, find out how you can sign up for a brand new course here: https://www.davecohen.org.uk/learn-to-write-comedy/

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HAVE I GOT WORK FOR YOU

Join award-winning Skewer creator Jon Holmes this Thursday with Sitcom Geeks

Sitcom geeks 173

Creating compelling characters is hard. But it’s still not enough. You need two or more and they need to relate to each other.

SITCOM GEEKS EPISODE 171

Following on from my recent blogs, this week’s episode is all about rewriting… https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/episode_171/

youtuber, blogger, screenwriter

SECOND DRAFT – THE SECOND DRAFT

The most successful writing is where the writer has worked hardest to eliminate everything they believe isn’t working.

TELL DON’T SHOW

Episode 170 of Sitcom Geeks is all about the final step before you plunge into your first draft – the outline. Plus Channel 4 news (as opposed to Channel 4 News) and Basil Fawlty’s Life of Brian. https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/episode_170/ Thanks to everyone who has joined our Patreon Group, we really appreciate you. A Patreon subscription can …

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