Writers, Front-Load Your Work and Get Read!


by Diana Black

Actors know it, savvy TV and screenwriters doing the rounds of the marketing circuit know it and ‘newbies and aspirants’ better know it too. Lead with your most compelling material. The first time – any time – you send out material is not the time to leave your best until last.

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Want to Write the Bingeyest Genres?

Our job as TV writers is to ruin relationships by getting everybody to watch, watch, watch, yeah? (Oh, the power!)

Of course you do.

But who in the world wants to add the drudgery of genre research to the already all-to-difficult task of actually, you know, writing our spec masterpieces? (Especially spec pilots.)

Fortunately for all of us, Netflix has already looked into the matter. and quite deeply and helpfully. read more

The Week at TVWriter™ – June 13, 2016

In case you’ve missed what’s happening at TVWriter™, the most popular blog posts during the week ending yesterday were:

Peggy Bechko’s World: So Finish It Already! 4 Tips for Finishing Your Story

Kelly Jo Brick: The Write Path with Mark Goffman

Confessions of a Contest Script Reader

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choose me

by Troy DeVolld

Survival isn’t something I’ve addressed often in this blog before, but with many of reality television’s best (in my opinion, anyway) behind-the-scenes players going through slumps more often than usual these days, I think it’s a good time to bring it up.

In 2010, there were just over 760 reality read more

Dan Harmon Brings Us…”HarmonQuest”

Dan Harmon does it again. We aren’t sure what it is, but, what can we say but “Found on YouTube.”

Check it out:

Oh, wait, now we’ve got it. (Maybe.) This is a public table read for a special by Dan Harmon of COMMUNITY and RICK & MORTY. The finished read more