Think inside the box: Become a television writer


There are all kinds of writers out there — poets and authors, bloggers and digital divas.

But, for those of you interested in writing for television, has gathered up a few informative resources for you on how to get started in this competitive field:

(Flickr: Balamurugan Natarajan)

(Flickr: Balamurugan Natarajan)

–The Writers Guild of America offers a detailed look at how to break into the market as a episodic writer — whether as a freelance or staff worker. You’ll find handy tips and information on everything from contracts and compensation and how to get paid on time.

–Get your foot in the door at Warner Bros. by taking part in The Warner Bros. Television Writing Workshop. This workshop helps new and current writers grow their skills and advance their careers in television writing. The workshop runs from October 2014 through March 2015. Apply soon!

–Have an idea for a movie or television pilot? The Screenwriter’s Bible gives writers all the information they need to write, format and sell their scripts.

–The Hollywood Networking Breakfast — held the last Thursday of every month — is a great way to schmooze with industry professionals — actors, writers, producers and directors. Pitch a story idea or come armed with your resume, business cards and a smile, ready to sell your writing skills.

– If you’re serious about becoming a television writer, then you’re going to have to know how to write a spec script. offers great information, podcasts and tutorials on the nuts and bolts of scriptwriting and breaking into the business.

Are you an expert in the TV writing biz? Share your best tips and and information in the comments section below!



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