Top Views on TVWriter™ for the Month of August 2021

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Good morning! Welcome to another new month at TVWriter™.  Weekly and daily views are already available (continuously updated) via the righthand column of every post and page on this site

Here, in order, are last month’s 10 most popular blog posts and resource pages.

‘The Following’ Season 4 was Cancelled by Fox Because the TV Series Became a Victim of Lazy Writing! read article

Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Control

To quote TVWriter™ minion’s Very Close Friend the Freudian Psychiatrist:

It isn’t the situations you find yourself in that are stressing you out, it’s your reactions to them!

That being the case, here’s some good advice about how to handle your self-sabotaging mind and, you know, get some productive writing or reading or viewing or even living done. read article

How Do You Show Somebody Not Showing Their Feelings?

In real life we hide our true feelings all the time. In TV & film, actors and directors take advantage of enigmatic closeups and background music to show viewers that they’re hiding something. What can you, as a writer, do to set up this situation in your script without going over the top?

HINT: Subtext for the win. (Now all you have to do is figure out how to create it.)

The Real Secret of Pitch Meeting Success

The big difference between most people pitching ideas to execs and producers is that all but the rawest exec/producer you talk to knows, before you even enter the room,  the rewards you’ll get if they say yes.

Money! Success! Career joy! read article

Kate Hackett Eviscerates Reboots

The ever-lovely and talented Ms. Hackett

Kate Hackett is ranting her way to stardom. Today she takes on reboots and exposes them for the ^%$! they are.

More from and about Kate Hackett