Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737165

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 01 March 2021

The Role of “The Audience” in the Writing Process

The Role of “The Audience” in the Writing Process

Chapter:
(p.275) The Role of “The Audience” in the Writing Process
Source:
The Survival of Soap Opera
Author(s):

Casiello Tom

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0032

This chapter considers the role of “The Audience” in the process of soap opera writers. Thirty years ago, writers had the luxury in daytime of being auteurs—of guiding their own journey and allowing fans to follow. But in the new daytime landscape of falling ratings and desperate scrambles to discover “what works” and “what doesn’t,” more and more writers are turning to The Audience for inspiration.

Keywords:   soap operas, daytime television, audiences, soap opera writers

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.