British Comedy Guide
Image shows from L to R: Ed Amsden, Tom Coles.

In Defence Of The First-Draft Freewrite

"Write first, apologise later"... comedy writers Ed Amsden and Tom Coles deliver an impassioned plea here in defence of a first-draft freewrite...

From Dan Harmon's Story Circle, to the excellent blogs and podcasts on plotting and structure, and even to other BCG Pro articles, there are countless brilliant resources out there to help you plan the perfect sitcom script.

There are books published, seminars taught and masterclasses given on how to plot out a surefire comedic masterpiece, with a gracefully-crafted beginning/middle/end structure, seamless character development and a flawless emotional arc, all before you actually get down to the seemingly trivial...

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