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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 for television writer resources that we’ve discussed over the years, and why they matter to us.


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)


“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
Sublime Text
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
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
Children of Tendu
Draft Zero
Parker/Stone NYU Lecture (Video)
Big Brother Live Feeds

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

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