- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 4 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Sterling & Stone
- Audible.com Release Date: October 27, 2016
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M9F02WN
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The One With All the Writing Advice Audiobook – Unabridged
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So, with that in mind I dove straight in expecting a great and, given the page count, fast read, but something happened...
I love Friends, and watched the show every Thursday night back in the day, so this was an exciting book to read as a writer. It’s filled with lessons and anecdotes all based on different scenes and episodes from the series.
The thing is, after reading a section, I was compelled to watch the clip on YouTube, or the episode on Netflix. Lol, then I'd go back and read the section again just to soak it all in. This made for a long, but insanely fun, reading experience, and now I'm excited as hell to get back to my own WIP.
The cool part is that I find myself looking for story lessons in other sitcoms, drama series, movies, anything I’m watching. It's awesome, and I'll definitely keep "The One..." close by as a reference.
Killer book, I’m extremely grateful for these dudes.
I guess I'm not really the target audience.
*My one caveat - I originally listened to this as an audio book. The tempo of the narrator was weird to me. Once I set the speed to 1.25 I was fine with it. Still, I bought the eBook as well, so I can refer back to different points more easily than I can with an audio book.
To be fair, there is some value in what they’re saying, pointing out how universal “Friends” is, and how it is part of a “shared cultural vocabulary” for many people. But if you wanted to look into the nuts and bolts of the actual writing of this show, this is not the right source. My bad.
Anyway, I took five pages of notes that will take me a while to organize, since the ideas were scattered across the chapters of the book. But, they are good ideas that I will use in my future writing.
Thank you, Platt & Truant, for writing - this one, and "Write.Publish.Repeat." and all the others.