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by Script Reader Pro in TV Writing
December 15, 2014 8 comments

How to Write a Web Series and Get Your TV Writing Career Off the Ground

Are you an aspiring writer still wondering how to write for TV years after starting down the road? We’re going to show you how writing a web series could be your best move ever if your main aim is to become a TV writer.

This isn’t a post on how to write a web series but here are three reasons why creating your own web series is the best thing you can do to learn how to become a writer for TV.

Wondering How to Become a TV Writer? Write For TV 

What better way to show you can write for TV than actually writing for TV? If you want to know how to become a TV writer and produce TV shows, why don’t you live that dream today?

Maybe you can follow in the footsteps of Issa Rae, whose popular web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl led her being repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment, and writing for TV, i.e. ABC and HBO.

Create your own TV series on the web, and you can enter it into festivals and contests to win awards and recognition, and gain credibility. If you earn a steady following on sites like YouTube, it can help you pitch your series to networks, and build a fan base for your work.

At the very least, you’ll be seeing your writing come to life, and isn’t that the goal of most aspiring TV writers?

Aspiring TV Writers Should Utilize the Power of the Link

It’s so much easier to query agents and managers with a link. We hate to say it, but it’s true. No one wants to read your work. Why add to the bursting inboxes and piles of scripts already on prospective reps’ desks?

There’s nothing easier than sending a link to your web series in your query letter. Agents and managers might not have time to read your entire pilot, but they likely will have time to watch your 2-minute webisode.

It also makes you stand out as a go-getter who’s making it happen for yourself, which is always attractive to agents and managers.

The Time Is NOW For Aspiring TV Writers

There’s never been an easier time in history for aspiring TV writers to create their own work. With all the new technology out there, filmmaking is now the least expensive it’s ever been. Hell, you can even film a web series on your smartphone.

And there are more festivals out there than ever before to showcase your work. You don’t even have to worry about a specific TV script format. Just get out there and shoot!

So, pick up your laptop, and start writing a web series to shoot this year. May this be your most productive and prosperous year yet!

Got a TV script you want us to review? Check out our TV script coverage services. What do you think about how to become a TV writer? Have you created your own or thinking about creating your own? Let us know in the comments box below.

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  1. Mac McCord says:

    Great idea! Thank you!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the comment, Mac!

  2. Author SissyMarySue “Jelly Beans the Cheetah and Hope” (Wendy Muhlhauser) says:

    I greatly appreciated the work that went into this complete overview. My son had encouraged me to do my Children’s TV show on YouTube first. This served as a reinforcement to that strategy.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks for the feedback, glad you found it helpful!

  3. Sandy T says:

    Thank you for the information. A web series is something that I have been considering for some time.

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      You’re welcome, Sandy.

  4. Amy Soo says:

    Thanks for this Ive been thinking about writing a web series and now am super motivated!

    1. Script Reader Pro says:

      Thanks, Amy, glad it helped!

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