All The Questions

ATQ42: How should I revitalise an old show such as Star Trek?

ATQ42: How should I revitalise an old show such as Star Trek?

Submitting such a project to a standard TV production company or a literary agent could actually damage your career in the short term.

ATQ41: “What is the preferred amount of episodes for a TV serial?”

ATQ41: “What is the preferred amount of episodes for a TV serial?”

In the UK, apart from the long running dramas like Holby, Casualty, Emmerdale etc, we have always gone for shorter runs. Any number between 2 and 10 basically, and that number is often decided comparatively late in the process.

ATQ40: What’s the best way to get script feedback?

ATQ40: What’s the best way to get script feedback?

How do you like to give/receive feedback and notes on a script? Do you use questions, like Adrian Mead suggests: his ‘Power of 3’ idea? Are there certain things that can really help (or screw up) writers? Jonathan Young jyoungcreative.info Adrian’s Power of Three idea is pretty

ATQ39: Should I pitch a single drama or a series to a production company?

ATQ39: Should I pitch a single drama or a series to a production company?

Are TV production companies more likely to be interested in good pitches of single dramas or long-running series from brand new writers?

ATQ38: What screenwriting software should I use?

ATQ38: What screenwriting software should I use?

There are so many screenwriting software packages on the market it can be confusing – and very expensive. But you actually don’t need to spend a lot of money.

ATQ37: Is there a gap in the market?

ATQ37: Is there a gap in the market?

Is there a type of script that agents/readers crave for that they simply don’t see enough of? I feel that I’m writing in a vacuum. There is no point me writing scripts about, say, female gangsters or comedies set in Hull if they already have loads of

ATQ36: How much research does a writer need to do?

ATQ36: How much research does a writer need to do?

How in-depth does a writer need to go to research a story? This is fiction, after all. Isn’t it best if I just make things up? I don’t feel very creative when I’m researching – it just seems like I’m stealing things. I should be more inventive shouldn’t

ATQ35: Should I be entering screenplay contests?

ATQ35: Should I be entering screenplay contests?

“Is it worth the time and money to enter script competitions?”

ATQ34: What makes a great spec script?

ATQ34: What makes a great spec script?

“If a spec script will never get made and is more of a showcase, what are readers/producers looking for that I should highlight in my writing?”

ATQ33: Is my script finished?

ATQ33: Is my script finished?

How do you know when you’ve finished a draft of your script? This article gives you a simple way to know.