It’s a strange headline, to be sure, but UK writer (EASTENDERS, CASUALTY) Jeff Povey is a seasoned and very talented pro. His advice works for any new writer, regardless of what continent you’re on:
by Jeff Povey
I’ve written over 250 broadcast episodes of popular television. Add the audience on top of each other and it’s well over a billion people that have tuned in to something I’ve written.
Trouble is I doubt any of them will know or care that I’ve written one single word of it. Which is probably the biggest difference between writing for television and writing a novel. TV is all about a gang of people coming together and creating a bigger picture. Writing a novel is about me and an editor working hard on making me not look like a fool in front of everyone.