The Comedy Doctor on writing partnerships

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A member asks: I've just started writing a sitcom with a friend who I've known since school. I've read about 'the typer and the pacer' dynamic being common between a writing duo, but I'd describe us both as pacers. Could this be a problem, as we come to finalise the script?

Firstly, thank you for that question - it's always interesting to discuss the dynamics of writing partnerships.

It's perfectly natural for different combinations of writers to work together in different ways: so you don't need to worry about reflecting, or not, any particular blueprint. There are many different avenues...

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Published: Monday 19th February 2024

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