This week’s collection of recent articles from other websites about TV, TV writing, TV biz, etc., etc. is as diverse as its disparate origins can make it.
As usual, the plan here is for you to click on the headlines over the excerpts below and visit the site to read the posts in full…and if anybody asks, tell ’em TVWriter™ sentcha, okay?
Nine episodes into the first season of Westworld, one thing has become perfectly clear by now – this show is many things. Sparking countless fan theories and internet discussion, it has demonstrated the writers’ excellent understanding of how to create an engaging television series for this day and age. This is not an article about the theories or speculation – the first season is almost over and the puzzle is beginning to assemble itself. Knowing full well that keeping a mystery is incredibly hard to impossible with all social media platforms hollering theories about the show, the creators of Westworld has written the show specifically with the intention of sparking such theories. Having that in mind, we can ask ourselves something else; did the fictional creators of the theme park also design it the same way that a television writer designs a series?…
Writing alone is a lonely enterprise and having the social interaction of a partner or writing room can make the process a lot more fun and (if you have the right partner/room) expedient.
But what if you have to write alone? How do you develop the discipline to face the tyranny of the blank screen?
This is a task made even more difficult these days because we have the internet and worse, Pokeman Go….