Writing ‘Soap’

How to write Continuing Drama

Who else wants to write for the ‘soaps’?
‘Soaps’ like Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale,
Casualty, Holby City, and of course the ever-popular Archers on BBC Radio 4 all need new storylines to keep them
fresh and that means new writers. It really could be your
lines being uttered by an actor in a scene on tv or radio. This book explains how:
• continuous drama is made and the role of the script
writer
• to write for established characters in a ‘soap’
• to develop your writing style so that it becomes
compelling writing.

Chris Thompson wrote for the top UK soap Emmerdale on ITV and has written for the Archers on
BBC Radio 4. A former teacher, he started writing when he was a deputy head. The volume of work he
was offered meant he had no choice but to give up teaching.

Author Chris Thompson
Price £12.99 €12.99
Format Paperback, 215 x 135mm, 160pp
ISBN 978-1-84285-118-0

Chris Thompson 1949-2020

Chris Thompson 1949-2020

Keywords

soap opera, soap opera history, be a writer for Eastenders, Emmerdale, Casualty, Coronation Street, Neighbours, Home and Away, Hollyoaks, tv soaps, Ken Barlow, soap spoilers, The Archers,