Sitcom writers encounter some form of the following question with some regularity: “What’s it like to work in a sitcom writers room?”
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For writers anxiously waiting for a producer or creative executive to respond to a script submission, it can be frustrating. Why exactly do they sometimes take so long to reply?
Producers and studio executives often love working with writing teams, knowing that they are getting two creative minds to work on a project for the price of one.
Writing is often solitary work, and it can be isolating. As a writer, you spend time at a computer screen, gathering your thoughts and trying to express them in the most meaningful way possible.
Pilot season is here! Although it’s still early, the broadcast networks have started picking up projects, and some early trends are starting to emerge.
We all put off doing things sometimes, and delay or postpone taking action when we should. It’s part of human nature, and often, it’s no big deal. But if you’re a writer who procrastinates, you’re only hurting yourself.
So your protag, your main character, the one you've been "living with" for months (years?) has a goal, right? Riiiiiiight? If you’re scratching your head, you’re not alone.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to screenwriting, the first book I’d recommend would be Robert McKee’s “Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting.”
It’s a new year, and many of us are making resolutions to change or improve our lives in some way. Why not resolve to become a better writer?