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How to Kill a Character. A Writing Spew in Many Parts. (Inspired by various recent pop culture events.) /BeginSpew 1
Okay, you’re a writer. You’ve got a mess of characters. You want to move your audience. So it’s time to take out the old writer’s ax and chop chop chop! But how do you do it with maximum impact without your audience turning against you forever? 2
Pull up a chair and Uncle Robert will explain it to you! #TVWriting #Novels 3
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So... what’s the hardest part of #TVWriting, you ask? (You are a metaphorical construct, but whatevs) Is it the long hours? The pressure? The actual struggle to fill blank pages with perfect words? No. TBH, it’s the constant soul-crushing rejection. 1
For every TV show that makes it to air, there are dozens that were pitched, several shot. Stacks of scripts and pitches as high as the sky, each representing hundreds of hours of work. 2
And the closer you get to the win, the more bitter the disappointment of the loss. So for many in #TVWriting, the next few weeks are going to be rough. 3
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Our TV pilot SISTER BOUND is one of the top scripts on The Black List!!!
See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “Greer's someone that most people will read about and think 'I wish I would have had a friend like her in high school.' ” #AmWriting bit.ly/2FTFsGa
@theblcklst See what @theblcklst says about our TV pilot SISTER BOUND – “The characters are extremely well crafted and easily relatable.” #scriptchat bit.ly/2FTFsGa
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So... been thinking a lot about all the beautiful scripts out there that will never seen the light of day. The stillborn and the misbegotten. They'll never be filmed. They're just paper now. How would you like to read one?
Tell you what... I'm going to post my failed Syfy pilot Defender here, one page at a time, for the next 95 days. It's got starships and sword fights, space battles and ballroom dancing. And yes, some kissing.
NOTE: 1. I changed the title (& ship name) back to MORNINGSTAR. I only renamed it DEFENDER because of a network note & I like MORNINGSTAR better. 2. This script was work for hire & is (I think) property of UCP. But per WGA rules, I retain publishing rights. So there's that.
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In the spirit of sharing more information about the life of a working TV writer with those who plan on doing it, I thought I'd mention something I hadn't heard about before it happened to me: the travel. #tvwriting
I grew up shuttling between the homes of my divorced parents. Who knew it would be training for my career? I hated it, but I got good at it.
Most writers rooms are in LA, but not that many shows something there anymore. (At least not hour long dramas.) You may find yourself making weeklong trips to work long hours in strange cities, with no time to get acclimated.
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Want to know what it’s like to run a TV writers room? Try DMing a #DnD game! BEGIN SPEW! #TVWriting 1/?
No seriously. Refereeing a #DnD game may be the best training you can get for running a TV writers room. #TVWriting 2/?
NOTE: Doesn’t have to be #DnD. Any paper and pencil RPG will do. #Runequest #Traveler #Champions #Shadowrun… but maybe not #CallOfCthuhlu or #Paranoia. More on that in a bit. #TVWriting 3/?
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