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Paper Scraps Monthly – Records, Routine, and Resolution (PT140)

Alex and Nick answer your questions about writing routine, episode formats, and international writing education.

Plus, we give our thoughts on the latest TV writing news, including The Good Place’s final season and the UTA/Paradigm rumors.

Content

Records, shout-outs and reviews (00:28)
Audience Questions: international writers, music routine, formats, experience (07:39)
TV Writing News: The Good Place and UTA/Paradigm (25:09)

Links

Should You Pay for TV Writing Education? (PT19)
TV Writing Resources We Use (PT139)
La Femis (Cursus Ecriture et Création de Séries)
Storyhive
Putting Yourself Out There (PT75)
Breaking in as a TV Writer Later in Life ft. J. Holtham (PT92)
“The Good Place Boss Explains Why He’s Ending the Show” – TV Line
“UTA-Paradigm Deal Chatter Heats Up as Agencies Feel Urge to Merge” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
For any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]

TV Writing Resources We Use (PT139)

Alex and Nick share the TV writing resources they use for the screenwriting craft, from books, websites, and podcasts, to apps, tools, and hardware.

We go over some of our personal recommendations we’ve discussed over the years, and why they matter to us.

Content

1 – Books (00:30)
2 – Finding Scripts (11:05)
3 – Apps/Software (14:19)
4 – Hardware/Tools (19:08)
5 – Websites (25:46)
6 – Podcasts (34:55)
7 – Miscellaneous (39:06)

Links

“The Cheeky Monkey” – Tim Ferguson
“Writing the TV Drama Series” – Pamela Douglas
“Television Writing from the Inside Out” – Larry Brody
“The TV Writer’s Handbook” – Ellen Sandler
“Write to TV” – Martie Cook
“Elephant Bucks” – Sheldon Bull
“Crafty TV Writing” – Alex Epstein
“Successful TV Writing” – Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
“The Coffee Break Screenwriter” – Pilar Alessandra
“The War of Art” – Steven Pressfield
“The Hollywood Standard” – Christopher Riley
“The Emotion Thesaurus” – Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman
William C. Martell’s Blue Book series
“On Writing” – Stephen King
WGF Library
TV Calling Script Library
Other TV script library
Final Draft
Highland
Scrivener
Sublime Text
Slack
Moleskine Notebooks
Kindle eReaders
Kobo eReaders
Time Timer
ThinkVision P27h-10 IPS Monitor
TV Tropes
John August Blog
Go Into The Story Blog
r/screenwriting (reddit)
r/worldbuilding (reddit)
“Screenwriting Lessons From” series on TV Calling
Hemingway Editor
Thesaurus
RhymeZone
Rainy Mood
Bose QuietComfort 35 II Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Paper Team Cheat Sheets on Patreon
Breaking Bad Insider Podcast
Battlestar Galactica podcast by Ron Moore
The Writers Panel
3rd and Fairfax
To Live and Dialogue in LA
Scriptnotes
Children of Tendu
Draft Zero
Parker/Stone NYU Lecture (Video)
Big Brother Live Feeds

If you enjoyed this episode and others, please consider supporting us on Patreon at paperteam.co/patreon! :)

Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.

You can find Paper Team on Twitter:
Alex@TVCalling
Nick@_njwatson
For any questions, comments or feedback, you can e-mail us: [email protected]