The first review of my new book Writing the Pilot is up, and it comes from fabulously talented TV writer/producer Matt Witten (House, The Glades, Women’s Murder Club — and just about every good show out there):
I’ve written two pilots for networks, and two pilots on spec, and I found Bill Rabkin’s book to be dead on. Not only that, it taught me things I’d never thought of, or was never able to articulate. It’s a fun read, with lots of real-life Hollywood stories. And speaking of fun, that was my favorite chapter in the book: where Rabkin talks about never getting so wrapped up in the structure and plot that you forget about keeping the script fun from beginning to end.