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Writing for Tv

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

Mary Richards and I Made it After All!

Susan Silver | Posted 07.13.2013 | TV
Susan Silver

I'm not one of those people who say there is nothing great on now. I love "Modern Family," "The Middle" and can appreciate "30 Rock, but the connection the MTM characters had, their reality, their humanity, seems to have jumped into the living rooms of the viewers and stayed until now!

Pitch Notes

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.10.2013 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

I have this idea I love. It's totally getable but it's also sort of... out there. That's why I thought of you guys first. I shouldn't say this, but this is something I could only do here on HBO (Showtime/FX/Starz/AMC/Netflix/Disney XD).

6 Vital Lesson I Learned About Life While Writing Thousands of Jokes for TV

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Because writing for TV is not science, anyone who tells you anything about the quality or the potential for your written material's success -- no matter how confident they sound, successful they are or if they have J. Woww on speed dial -- is just taking a guess.

Being Your Own Best Audience

Jane Espenson | Posted 03.11.2012 | TV
Jane Espenson

When people ask me how to write toward what an audience wants to see, I say, "Why would you want to do that?" I then apologize for being so abrupt. But, really. Forget the audience.

Ellen Sandler, TV Writing Guru

Abe Schwartz | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I've come to realize that managers and producers aren't just looking to read spec episodes of shows already on the air. They want to read original content in which the writer's most passionate voice really shines through.