"Who ARE professional readers?" "If someone writes a good story with terrible dialogue, would that get rejected?" "What are the biggest mistakes made by amateur writers?" YOU ASKED. WE ANSWERED.
There's no better way to make sure you DON'T endear yourself to agents, producers, or writers than by spitting on what they do.
In this interview, Dan Goor goes into great detail about the process of writing Parks and Recreation, with very helpful tidbits from behind the scenes, including how to build a story, how to get the most out of the various departments, and the role of improv in the performances. You don't want to miss...
If your story's characters don't end up in a different emotional space from where they began, neither will your audience. (Even on a sitcom.)
Most people who "can't" move to L.A. ... or switch jobs ... or do the things necessary to break in ... simply don't want to. But make no mistake: THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
Finding an agent to represent you is not done by sending queries, e-mailing strangers, or submitting scripts. Finding an agent is something that must be EARNED.
Aspirants often think cold-calling, querying, and unsolicited submissions are viable methods for getting an agent. But they're actually a waste of time, energy, and postage. So let's take a look at some methods that work …
There is no bigger sign of an amateur than someone who's worried about their stuff being stolen. If you worry your show can be stolen… you haven't written it well enough.
Nine awesome websites and services (and one hilarious video) for anyone who loves film, TV, or writing.
A film consultant is not the most qualified person to guide you through developing a TV series. They may be able to give you pointers on scenes and dialogue, but the truth is... TV and film are two totally different crafts.