Author Archives: Eric Haywood

Eric Haywood

About Eric Haywood

Eric Haywood has spent over a decade writing for network and premium cable television series including ABC’s Private Practice, Showtime’s Soul Food, NBC’s Hawaii, and the Fox drama Empire, starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Gabourey Sidibe. His other writing credits include the Hallmark Channel Original Movie Relative Stranger and Four of Hearts, an independent feature film that he wrote and directed. Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricHaywood.

WRITERS’ ROOM 101: Taking Meetings – Know Your History

Eric Haywood has spent over a decade writing for network and premium cable television series including ABC’s Private Practice, Showtime’s Soul Food, NBC’s Hawaii, and the Fox drama Empire. Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricHaywood. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Over the course of your writing...

Writers’ Room 101: If You Stay Ready

In my last post, I left off with a quick little reminder that, even when you’re employed as part of a television writing staff, it’s still a good idea to remain focused on writing your own scripts on the side. In fact, I’d go farther than saying it’s a “good idea.”...

Writers’ Room 101: Tie Goes To The Showrunner

Quick, stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “Film is a director’s medium, but TV is a writer’s medium!” That’s what they say. But we writers often hear that as: “Film is a director’s medium…but TV is soooo much better for writers because there, THE WRITER IS KING!” I’ve lost...

WRITERS’ ROOM 101: Writing And Rewriting Your TV Episode

Eric Haywood has spent over a decade writing for network and premium cable television series including ABC’s Private Practice, Showtime’s Soul Food, NBC’s Hawaii, and the Fox drama Empire. Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricHaywood. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Congratulations! You finally made it. You’ve...

Writers’ Room 101: “Showrunners” Movie Review

Eric Haywood has written for network and premium cable television series including ABC’s Private Practice, Showtime’s Soul Food, NBC’s Hawaii, and the Fox drama Empire. And now for something completely different… Since this blog is dedicated to breaking down the process of television writing, I don’t normally take time out to...