Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)

Goal-Setting as a TV Writer: Planning Your Year Ahead (PT26)

Alex and Nick ring in the new year by discussing how they manage their TV writing goals and resolutions.

How can you prepare for a typical year in the TV writing industry? What tools can you use to track and manage your goals? What are some practical resolutions to have? What does Paper Team have in store for 2017?

The Paper Team looks at the year to come…



1 – Goals and Resolutions (00:28)
2 – Mapping out the TV writing year ahead (7:08)
3 – Tools to track and manage goals (15:40)
4 – Paper Team in 2017 (20:56)
Resources and Next Week On (23:10)


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Alex Freedman

I'm Alex Freedman, the writer behind TV Calling.

I started this site in 2008 to chronicle my own journey in television writing.

693 posts and 9 years later, TV Calling has also become a comprehensive resource dedicated to the full TV writing industry — from spec to success.

Everything here is written by yours truly (unless otherwise credited), so feel free to blame me for any missed deadlines.

I hope you'll answer your television calling, and join me in this creative journey.

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