How to Write for Television

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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 count of how...

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Writers’ Room 101: Tweet Responsibly, My Friends

True story: once upon a time, there was a television writer. Let’s call him “Joe.” Joe was gainfully employed by a TV series (yay!) that, unfortunately, had a showrunner who didn’t mind working ungodly-long hours from time to time (boo!). These things happen. You won’t always be home in time for dinner. You’ll have...

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Writers’ Room 101: Pitching Tips

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! In the last post, I gave you a general overview of what pitching in the room is like. Hopefully, the information wasn’t too overwhelming. If it was…don’t panic! I’ve got some specific pitching tips that’ll make it all make sense. Pitch Solutions, Not Problems...

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Writers’ Room 101: Pitching in the Room

When I first sat down to start writing about this topic, I was worried because I thought there couldn’t possibly be enough to say about pitching to fill an entire blog post. Next thing I knew, I had written so much that I decided to break it into two separate posts so the information...

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Producer’s POV: StorySelling – The Art of Pitching

Pitching can be creative and (dare I say it?) even fun. And if you get good at it, it can empower and liberate you to do more of what you love to do:  write. Writers are storytellers. But when they have to sell their stories, they often freeze up. That’s an unfortunate and unnecessary...