Thursday, 9 August 2012
Your Idea Is Not A Television Series
How do you know what to write it as?
The short answer is: you don't.
Unless you're specifically: a playwright, scriptwriter, or novelist. However, if you've yet to figure that out or commit to a set course, or want to write in more than one discipline, then it's not as simple as knowing what you don't want to write. Everything is possible.
You can chat to people about it or consult writing books. You can do some research consuming a mass of product looking at how others have done things with the story concept they had. Ultimately, you just have to follow your instincts and see where it takes you.
The goal is to do the story concept justice - to attract a producer/company and an audience.
Naturally they want their money's worth, and often, it's nice to get more. The story concept is our pitch to them. If the work is poorly executed or doesn't suit the format then it may never find a buyer or reach an audience. Or it might - but may not be worth writing home about.
Concept may be KING but execution is EVERYTHING.
I have blogged about this before, although, find myself in the aftermath of such a dilemma on both Project Nightingale and Project Spacebound. More details to follow on the former. The latter is a different narrative beast altogether and no longer concerns the screen industries.
It always pays to be open minded on other mediums and routes a story and character might take. It's always about what's best for them and the story concept - not yourself.
Just dive into that story and don't be afraid of surprise!
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