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Branding Yourself (PT86)

Alex and Nick discuss the importance of branding yourself as a TV writer and ways to define why you write what you write.

Why should you “brand yourself”? How are you able to drive the conversation about you? How to understand what you can bring to a writers’ room? Why is it important to know your strengths and weaknesses in TV? How do you translate your personal story into your writing? What are ways of showcasing yourself online?

Plus, an announcement about an announcement.

The Paper Team makes its mark…



Paper Scraps: Announcement of an announcement (00:31)
1 – Understanding who you are as a person (02:54)
2 – Understand who you are as a TV writer (11:24)
3 – Putting it all into application (21:49)
Takeaways and Resources (28:23)


“Comedy v. Drama: Declare Your TV Major” (PT02)
“Putting Yourself Out There” (PT75)
Dunning–Kruger effect
$h*! My Dad Says
“Six Feet Under’s Alan Ball on grief and dying” – UTNE
The Goldbergs


“Building a StoryBrand” – Donald Miller

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

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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