TV Pilot Writing: Building the Skeleton of Your Show

TV Pilot Writing: Building the Skeleton of Your Show

So you’ve got an interesting idea for a pilot and rich, complex characters. What now? A great method for working on your pilot is to start small and expand from there. So begin with your logline – the story of your pilot in one sentence, the “who, what, where” of your...
TV Pilot Writing: Developing Your World of Characters

TV Pilot Writing: Developing Your World of Characters

Writing an original pilot can be just as daunting as writing a feature, though shorter in length. While a feature captures a moment in time, a pilot begins a longer journey. In a pilot, you need to tell a complete story, while also introducing the potential for many...
The Writing Zone: How to Find it and Sustain It

The Writing Zone: How to Find it and Sustain It

Every writer has a different way of getting into the writing zone. For some it’s shutting off all distractions: turning off the TV, unplugging the Internet, turning down the music and finding silence. For others it’s wandering around until the mood to create...
Asking Questions of Your Work

Asking Questions of Your Work

How well do you know your own screenplay? Do you know what your story is really about? What is your central idea? Can you condense these answers into a short and concise logline? Screenwriter and WGAW Secretary-Treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn challenges you to ask yourself...