Watching one of my favorite shows – The Big Bang Theory – and started thinking about how often I wish I could write witty reparte like I see in some of my favorite shows. I wonder what the difference really is between novel writing and television writing? I’ve done very little script reading or writing but the scripts I’ve read have largely been written for stage and contained little direction beyond the dialogue. The couple screenplays I’ve read contained a lot more explanation of what is going on visually as well as the dialogue. Still, scripts rely on the director, the actors and the rest of the crew to truly bring them to life while novels rely on the imagination of the reader. Other than that, I’m not sure where the major difference lies.
Script writing vs. novel writing
April 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm (Uncategorized)