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A Short and Definitely Not Comprehensive List of Resources for Learning About TV Writing

isthemachinesinging:

Because this seemed necessary. Not actually SPN meta, but hopefully a useful resource for those who engage in criticism (positive or negative!) of the writers/writing. If you have additional or better resources, please let me know.

Podcasts

The first is more directly informational; the second two are interviews/panels with writers that may vary on how informative they are with respect to television production/writing in general.

Teleplays

You can learn a lot from reading teleplays,like what tends to be in a script and—perhaps more importantly-what doesn’t. A really good resource for learning about structure, but also very good for seeing what aspects of  a TV episode are in the scripts. Not many SPN scripts here—although there are a few—but reading scripts for any show you watch is informative.

Blogs (and other)

Blogs aren’t really my focus, so there are probably a lot of good writing blogs that I don’t know about. These are just a couple that I’m aware of.

Twitter

There are a lot of TV writers on Twitter. Some of them occasionally talk about various aspects of their jobs. For SPN, I know @adamglass44 at least does, or did, but I’m not sure of any that do so frequently enough to be listed here. But following writers on shows you’re interested is definitely a potential resource.

Television

Never seen this (don’t have Sundance) but listing it because it sounds like a good resource. 

Books

These are not necessarily the best books out there (I really don’t know); they’re the ones that I read and I chose them based on three criteria: focus on hour drama, recent publication (the industry has changed a lot and you want the most current info) and relative inexpensiveness. Links go to Goodreads.

DVD Commentaries with Writers

Very hit-or-miss—you never know what’s going to be talked about in a commentary. But this can be a good way to learn about how specific episodes were developed from story to script—and by extension, a good way to pick up on the typical writing and story development process. I don’t have much of a list here, because I don’t focus that much on commentaries, but this is a very informative one.

  • SPN 5x04 “The End” DVD Commentary (sorry no link.)
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blue, the most human color

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Important things to consider with your OCs:

thesapphirerose:

  • How they would react upon accidentally walking into a glass door
  • Their reaction to having their name spelt wrong on a Starbucks drink
  • What kind of vines they would make
  • Their reaction to your favourite character
  • How they would play The Sims
  • What their finishing move would be
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mikulios:

making HONEST ANTAGONISTS who believe they’re in the right and firmly believe in what they’re doing is SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING than making them “crazy” because of some outside influence. make villains who believe they are the protagonists

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The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Everything is suddenly both obvious and surprising… and it’s magic and wonderful and strange.
Neil Gaiman (via aquestionofcharacter)

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