I have to admit that I have little knowledge of the television industry or even about script writing. However, a while ago I had a conversation with someone who knew a bit about this, and he had a dream of writing a television series. As I explained the concept of blogging a book, he told me it would, indeed, work for writing a television series.
And why wouldn’t it? A television series, or sitcom, is nothing more than one long story broken down into short segments. In other words, it has been serialized. While a blogged book is not technically a serialized book, the concept is similar.
How to Plan Out a Television Series on a Blog
I would suggest planning out a blogged television series or sitcom in the same way as any other blogged book. Begin by mind mapping the idea. Get all your ideas out of your head. Then organize them. Put all your concepts on a time line, if you feel that will help you see the arc of your story.
Develop a table of contents that is very, very detailed. Break it down into “seasons,” rather than chapters and then into “segments” or “shows.” Finally, write a synopsis for the season and for each show.
Why Blog a TV Series?
Why bother blogging a potential television series or sitcom? For the same reason you might blog a book: to discover if you have readers, or, in this case, viewers. If you can attract a good number of unique visitors and page views, or even subscribers, while you blog the story that makes up the foundation of your television series, you can claim you successfully test marketed your idea. Do this before you approach a producer and you likely stand a better chance of landing a TV deal.
I suppose, you still need to write the script when you are done (just like you need to edit a blogged book when you finish blogging it). Otherwise, you’ll be well on your way! You’ll even have a few seasons planned out!
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