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Monday, August 20, 2007

Everwood Television Show

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From Booklist
Epstein, author of Crafty Screenwriting (2002), draws on his experiences writing for the television shows Naked Josh and Charlie Jade to create an essential guide for those hoping to break into television writing. Epstein starts with the big picture by examining what great television series have in common: a hook that draws viewers in, compelling characters the audience cares about, and stories that unfold naturally on the small screen and make people want to return to the world of the show every week. From there he gets into the specifics of how to write a good script. Here he tells writers to create a beat sheet--something similar to an outline--of their episode before sitting down to write the script. After offering insightful writing hints and tips on how to write comedy, Epstein walks writers through finding jobs writing for television--and how to get along with everyone from story editors to show runners once one does. Enlightening and straightforward, this is a must for anyone who wants to write for television. Kristine Huntley

Table of contents
I : The Hidden Structure of a TV Series 3
What Makes Great TV? 4
A Hook 8
An "4Attractive Fantasy" 11
Characters We Never Get Tired Of 14
A Place Where Stories Walk in the Door 28
Episodic vs. Serial Stories 33
Demographics and Networks 36
The Show Bible 38
2 ° Great Episode Ideas 41
The Springboard 42
What Makes a Great Springboard? 46
How to Come Up with Great Springboards 51
What Makes a Bad Story idea 56
Mixing and Matching 62
Themed Shows 63
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