Monday, June 4, 2007

Writing for TV

I've made a number of posts related to screenwriting, since that's my main focus at the moment. But I thought I would take an opportunity to branch out a bit here and talk about writing for television... a very different animal.

Two of my favourite TV shows of all time are "Buffy" and the new "Battlestar Galactica." One writer that has worked on both shows is Jane Espenson. And she has a blog. And she dispenses writing advice on her blog: Jane in Progress.

Her advice is doled out in bite size tidbits which are easily digestible. It's not like reading some great big tome with chapters of advice. This is where you go to unblock that pesky writer's block or jump start yourself out of that rut. (Plus you can find out what she had for lunch. )

It's fun and informative. And even though she's a TV writer, her advice often applies to writing in general. What more could you ask for?

P.S. Anyone know if Aaron Sorkin has a blog? Because that's another TV writer that I'd love to get tips from.

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