Most writers are eager to get to pages, dig in to scenes and characters as they would unfold on the screen. But in order to write a successful screenplay or TV pilot every time, it’s important to take the time, do the pre-work and create a sound and solid project foundation.
Everyone always talks about the craft you need to learn in order to become an apt screenwriter or TV writer. But what about the experiences you have, which then feed and inform your writing?
When trying to get your TV pilot or feature screenplay out there, the length and look of your material could mean the difference between getting read or being set aside in favor of another, more esthetic screenplay.
How quickly should you aim to write your screenplay or TV pilot? And when you’re just starting out, should you aim to push your velocity? The answers might surprise you!
What makes for a memorable screenplay, that sort that stands out and stays with the reader? I’ve been reading at a rate of a script a day for years now; in this blogpost you will find those elements that make a screenplay or pilot stand out for me.
For many, a great screenplay or TV pilot starts with a proactive character whose needs and stakes ultimately drive plot. In my latest blogpost, check out the three critical questions whose answers will help you build and define an effective protagonist.
What should you consider when deciding on your next original screenplay or TV pilot? Should you write to the trends, for what you think execs want to read, or should you write from your passion?
How do you pick which project to write next? Is it a strategic decision, or a purely creative one? Working writers weigh in on how they choose their next original project, be it screenplay or a TV pilot.
For those of us who read a lot, what are some of the roadblocks for getting excited about and invested in the original TV pilot of spec feature script we are reading? Check out the elements that traditionally bump me in my latest blogpost.
In the latest installment of my PEARLS OF WISDOM series, discover the writing processes and practices that working writers have come to rely on!