TV Writing Tips

Creating Original IP: Kit Steinkellner and Quince

Creating Original IP: Kit Steinkellner and Quince

The landscape of screenwriting and TV writing is constantly changing. Intellectual property is still a hot commodity, but the boundaries around what constitutes viable I.P. continue to explode, creating endless potential for crossover deals. Many writers are taking advantage of this by creating original IP, but you may be wondering how does one go about doing that successfully while still pursuing your creative and professional interests?

Why Now - A Question for the Pilot, The Series, and The Audience

Why Now - A Question for the Pilot, The Series, and The Audience

Why all the fuss over the why now? Because there are hundreds of shows to choose from, a number that is only growing exponentially, and when people ask you about the “why now” of your pilot, what they’re really asking is why should your audience care? A good “why now” can hook your audience from the first shot; it can make them empathize with a character instantaneously, or viscerally pull them into your world from the very beginning.

Creative Wellness and the Myth of “Writer’s Block”

Creative Wellness and the Myth of “Writer’s Block”

As a screenwriter trying to break in, most of you are probably juggling one or two creative projects ON TOP OF a regular bill-paying gig, which makes generating career momentum feel like driving up a steep hill in a hybrid car. We all experience burnout, creative fatigue, whatever you want to call it… it’s a natural part of the creative journey. But at Script Anatomy, we avoid using the term “writers’ block”…