Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #21 – Show Don’t Tell

by Larry Brody

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I’ve probably said this before, but since it’s THE most important aspect of writing for films and television it can’t hurt to say it again. SHOW what happens, don’t just tell about it.

This means that whenever possible the audience should see key events occurring onscreen. Don’t have Doctor Who gathering her companions together and telling them they have to save London from a new alien enemy. Instead, show her discovering the problem.. read article

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #20 – Half-Hour Sitcom Construction & Plot

by Larry Brody

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Half-hour sitcoms tell less story than one-hour shows, but they have a traditional pattern as well.

Start with a Teaser that states the premise of the episode (as in introduces the problem that’s the central focus) and ends on a laugh. read article