TV WRITING SIMPLIFIED
CHAPTER PREVIEW

INTRODUCTION

THE KEYS TO TV WRITING
-Understanding TV Writing Versus Film Writing
-Understanding the Importance of TV Budgets
-Understanding the Importance of Locations
-Understanding TV Plots Versus Film Plots
-Understanding How TV Acts Work Versus Film Acts

WRITING EXISTING TV SHOWS VERSUS PILOT
-Pros & Cons Writing Existing TV Shows
-Pros & Cons Writing Spec TV Pilots

TV PLOTS
-Old is New Again
-Only Edge Matters
-Episode Plots

THE TV HERO
-How the Hero Sells the Premise
-Hero's Arc in TV
-Episodes and the On-Going Arc
-The Season and the Arc
-Recurring Characters

TV DIALOGUE
-TV Dialogue for Dummies
-Understanding the Talking Heads Medium
-More Facts, Less Subtext

TV LOCATIONS
-Using Unique Locations
-Stages Versus Locales & Handheld

HANDLING EPISODES
-Teaser
-Scenes (Beginning, Middle & End)
-Cliffhangers
-Act I - Go Beyond Setup
-Act II - Critical Spin Point
-Act III, IV & Epilogue
-The Soap Opera Technique
-Maintaining an On-Going Through-line
-Subplots
-Season Finale and New Season Premiere

TV FORMATS
-One Hour Episodic
-SitCom
-MOW
-Mini Series

WRITING THE TV PILOT BIBLE
-Why the Bible is Key to a Sale
-TV Bible Format
-Pilot Logline & Series Logline
-Characters
-Synopsis
-Locations
-Recurring Characters
-Upcoming Episodes

MARKETING THE TV WRITER
-Must be a  Team Player/Collaborator
-Working in a Fast-Paced Environment
-Willing to Relocate

MARKETING THE PILOT
-Websites and Facebook
-Internet Marketing
-Queries
-Create a Trailer or Webseries

FINAL WORD