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Tips and Tricks for TV Writing (PT93)

Alex and Nick offer tips and tricks to solve common TV writing obstacles. From procrastination, prose, and loglines, to characters, dialogue, and scene work, get actionable advice to troubleshoot your screenwriting problems.

Can’t find time or discipline to write? Having trouble coming up with ideas? Is your TV show premise unexciting? Does your TV script not have enough conflict? Are your characters uninteresting? Is your dialogue not working? Are your scenes running too long or too short?

Plus, we offer feedback on two more Paper Tease entries and crown June winners.

The Paper Team helps you out…



Paper Tease Session (00:49)
1 – Problems with productivity, ideas, and procrastination (17:49)
2 – Macro script problems (24:55)
3 – Problems with character, dialogue, and prose (34:35)
4 – Scene problems (46:25)
5 – Problems after the draft (53:02)

Paper Tease Entries

“Duende” by Matt Sorensen
“American Monarchy” by Bo Liu & Nick Ruck


Bringing the TV Writers’ Room Process Home (PT06)
Gary Provost
Rewriting Your TV Script (PT90)
“25 ways to kick exposition’s ass” – Terrible Minds

This episode brought to you by Roadmap Writers’ JumpStart Writing Competition

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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