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Lesley Bown



Lesley Bown is an accomplished writer who has published in almost every format - from books to articles, screenplays, scripts, television shows, sitcom pilots and sketches. She is also a journalist, and she wrote a popular comedy blog from the perspective of Bridget Jones' mother - Pamela Jones' Diary - http://pamelajonesdiary.blogspot.com/
Teach Yourself

Writing Comedy

Lesley Bown
Authors:
Lesley Bown
Teach Yourself

Masterclass: Writing Plays

Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
Authors:
Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
Teach Yourself

The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy

Lesley Bown
Authors:
Lesley Bown

The Secrets to Writing Great Comedy will show you how to unlock yourinner anarchist and write fantastic comedy, using a combination ofpractical exercises and creative inspiration. Whatever your preferredgenre, from sitcom to sketch show, you will fi nd guidance on everythingfrom wordplay and visual humour to plots, characters and differentstyles. There is even detailed coverage of how to submit, copyright and,most importantly, get your work noticed.

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Write A Play And Get It Performed: Teach Yourself

Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe
Authors:
Lesley Bown, Ann Gawthorpe

Write a Play - and Get It Performed is designed for would-be writers of every level and for all types of motivation by two prize-winning professionals. Whether writing for the specific needs of an amateur drama group, community event, political campaign or simply for personal or professional development, this is a guide to the craft of playwriting. It offers guidance on the creative principles of scripts, characters, plot, structure and dialogue and explains the principles of staging and stage directions as well as gives tips on how to write for a variety of different situations, for every age and ability and according to specific genres - particularly those often preferred by amateur groups, such as pantomime and musical theatre.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing a play.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Get Your Articles Published

Lesley Bown
Authors:
Lesley Bown

LEARN HOW TO WRITE SUCCESSFUL JOURNALISM, FEATURES AND ARTICLES FOR PUBLICATION.Get Your Articles Published is a practical step-by-step guide offering you the information you to learn about the market, requirements, practicalities and skills needed to write on a freelance basis for magazines, it covers all major genres from mainstream and lifestyle through to more specialised subject areas. With plenty of information on legalities and logistics, such as writing to deadlines, the material is also accompanied by a range of useful resources, from websites to books and relevant writers' societies. By the end of this book, you will know how to research not only your subject but also your target publication and its readers, benefit from insider hints and tips from industry professionals and learn how and what to submit and to whom.ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.