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TV Writing & Development
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We're in a golden age of TV writing and development. More and more people are flocking to the small screen to find daily entertainment. So how can you break put from the pack and get your idea onto the small screen? We're here to help. 

7 EPISODES (FREE)

In this seven-episode series we'll guide you through the process of developing your own TV show, from writing a TV pilot to pitching your TV bible. Your best writing is ahead of you!    

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Not only do we break down how to write a tv show, using some of the greatest series of all time as examples, but we've created free templates for you to use on your own. 

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Series overview

How to write a TV show in the modern era

Proven screenwriting tips for TV writing and development.

Whether you're a TV writer, a producer/showrunner in development, or a video creative crafting a branded entertainment web series, these universal screenwriting tips will help you brainstorm and create an exciting story that's marketable and relevant in the golden age of television. 

The appetite for great television has never been higher than it is right now. People are finding shows that connect with them on networks, cable, and digital platforms. With all these shows, it can be hard to get your idea to stand out. You can't only have an idea, you need a script, a bible, a pitch, and it has to look and feel professional.   

In this series, we'll take you through the entire process, from ideation to completion. Each episode will zero in on specific screenwriting tips and screenwriting techniques that can help you on your journey to become a professional writer. 

Regardless of your intention to move to Hollywood, win a screenwriting contest, or just write something you'll produce yourself, these methods will push you to become the best writer you can be and have it reflect on the page. 

Episode Guide

tv WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 1

Are you writing a procedural drama? A half-hour comedy? Something for serialized cable? Figure out your series-wide story arcs, and get the idea out of your brain and into a TV treatment.

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 2

  • Freebie: "Character Dynamics" Worksheet

Got an unrequited love story? What about someone who wants revenge? Who's keeping a secret? Dig into who's in your world, where it takes place, and what they want.

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 3

  • Freebie: "But/Therefore" Worksheet

This is it, the moment you've been waiting for, you get to finally write "Fade in." It's essential to make sure your script is a page-turner. We'll cover screenwriting tips to keep your readers engaged.  

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 4

  • Freebie: Logline Generator Template

Your pilot is anywhere from 5-60 pages. That's a lot of story. But can you boil them down to just a logline? We'll help you get the important parts of your story into a logline that catches every producer's eye.

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 5

  • Freebie: TV Show Bible Template 

You want to have a show with "legs" so people can see potential for 100 episodes. The bible is key to attaching producers and getting any television network to believe in your idea. We'll show you how to make one. 

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 6

  • Freebie: "Pitch Map" Worksheet

You've lived in this story's world by yourself for long enough, now it's time to see if the executives are on board. Do you have what it takes to make total strangers passionate about your idea? Let's find out! 

TV WRITING & DEVELOPMENT: EP 7

Once your pitch is over there are lots of other ways to get your idea bought and made. We'll cover ideas like teasers, web series, and trailers to help bolster your chances at success. Remember, all writing is rewriting. 

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More professional screenwriting tips! 

Cravin' more? We knew you would. Take a look at our guide to the story circle to learn how to expertly structure any narrative. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT:

  • How to apply the eight steps to a better story
  • The universal language of storytelling
  • Download the Free Story Circle Worksheet

Interested in a classic take on the story circle? Check out our guide to Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey and get your story going.

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  • Learn Campbell's proven 12 step process
  • Essential examples from iconic films
  • How to apply the Hero's Journey to your story

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