Madeline DiMaggio's book "How to Write for Television" is considered "a must have reference" for novice and professional screenwriters alike. Recently revised and updated with examples from today's best TV shows, "How to Write for Television" is now in its second edition.
"Madeline DiMaggio's experience really shines through in this excellent guide. With clear practical examples, the author shares the A - Z of this challenging business, citing both her vast successes and the inevitable frustrations inherent in the profession of T.V. Writing. Through it all, she manages to inspire prospective script writers. A must have reference for anyone interested in pursuing this career."
"She’s got everything in the book — screenplays, agents, marketing, self-deprecating stories, heroic script ideas. It’s a fun read. Inspiring, even. I feel my characters growing, and I’m getting why they do what they do."
"DiMaggio’s fluid prose provides the reader with a solid chapter-by-chapter instruction on how to write episodic television with a true insider’s perspective."
"I've recently read your book and want to say thank you for the inspiration. You made the experience so enjoyable I finished the book and immediately started writing.... You made me laugh so much!"
"... This book is a FUN READ, informative, and insightful. It is used as a teaching text at USC and is the product of Madeline's extensive experience writing for television. I have been fortunate enough to attend two screenwriting courses taught by Madeline (I have done many of the other "famed" teacher's seminars also) and found her to be genuine, inspired, open, practical, visionary and experienced enough to know the hoops you need to jump through and the order in which to do it. Her classes we leagues above the others - primarily because she never loses sight of the dynamics of characters and their inherent flaws."
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