Top TVWriter™ Posts for the Week Ending 1/4/13


Here they are, the most viewed TVWriter™ posts for the week ending Friday, January 4th:

The People’s Pilot & Spec Scriptacular Contests are Now Open

The Doctor Drives the TARDIS on TOP GEAR

How to Edit Your Own Writing

Now You Can Read the 2012 PEOPLE’S PILOT & SPEC SCRIPTACULAR Prize Winners

LB: Screener Report – 1

And our most viewed resource pages were:






Thanks for another great week, and don’t forget to read what you missed, re-read what you loved, and, most importantly, come back for more soon!

Peer Production: What Do Video Gamers & Video Makers Have in Common?

Answer: Um, love. Of their work and their play.


As witnessed by this BALLAD OF THE MAGES, by “Brentalfloss.” G4 called him “New York’s Maestro of music-based video game humor,” and they’re not kidding.

Remember All Those Promises Of an Interactive Multi-Media Future?

They were a big deal in the 1990s. Everybody who was anybody in the media was talking about how video, print, audio, you-name-it would be linked in magazines, books, and on the web.

Then they got all quiet about it, like they were embarrassed.

But now, about 20 years after the talk started dying down – it’s here. Thanks to – of all places – the New York Times.

Avelanche Multi-media

What’re we talking about? Just this fascinatingly presented article by John Branch about a Washington state skiing disaster, filled with, um, stuff you have to go to HERE to see. (But you won’t be able to see it on old browser like IE 8, so don’t start yelling at us, okay?

Ah, the future of the Information Age arts. Here at last. Whew.

Peer Production: PARAPHERNALIA

paraphernalia short film

Having trouble getting your foot in the TV (or film) writing door? Yeah, it’s rough out there, we know.

Over the years TVWriter™ has seen new creators win and also seen ’em, well, drop out. (We’d never say “lose.”) And we’ve seen new creators find satisfaction just by doing, by creating their own films and bringing them to an audience w/o having to kowtow to the Old Media TV and film doorkeepers.

So, if we may, we’d like to offer a suggestion for starting 2013 off right:

Show yourself off by making your own film.

And by film we mean video.

And put it on this crazy little thing called the web.

John Williams made this little gem (as well as several others), and he’s now somebody TVWriter™ will recommend to just about anybody who asks.

And he made it the way he wanted to. No studio notes.

We don’t know John. So we don’t know how he’s doing, commerce-wise. But artwise? To us he’s a smash.

If we’d made this we’d feel very, very proud.


The Doctor Puppet’s 1st Appearance in 2013

Doctor Puppet Stonehenge New Year's
The Doctor Puppet’s Tumblr Page

Uh-oh, hope he loves us even if we aren’t on Tumblr. After all, we love him.

Erm, kinda, in a manly sorta way. You know how it is.

And we love Stonehenge almost as much.

Hope you have a great year, Doc Pup!