It’s not always easy to find a great writing partner.
When it comes to writing for television, there are a lot of ways to work, so if you’re looking to find one who’s experienced the same, it’s probably worth checking out the Writers Guild of America’s Guide to TV Writers.
There are a number of criteria to consider when choosing a showwriter, and the first is their ability to convey ideas.
“The best writers, especially writers with a strong sense of the craft, are the ones who can convey ideas well, because they have the right vocabulary,” says Ryan Breslin, VP of creative for The CW.
“They can see and hear and understand the process of a show, and then use it to their advantage in creating compelling stories.”
You can find a list of TV writers on the Writers’ Guild of the United States website, and they’ll tell you about how the guild helps writers develop their craft.
But they also recommend writers consider their backgrounds and personal lives.
“A lot of the people who get into television are from backgrounds where their writing wasn’t a big deal,” says Bresli.
“Some of the writers I’ve worked with have had some writing backgrounds that didn’t really pay off in a big way, and a lot have to really grow their craft to be the person they want to be.”
For writers, the main thing to keep in mind is that the way you write can make or break your chances of getting a job on a show.
“You need to have a strong vision and an idea of where you want the show to go,” says Gersh.
“If you don’t have that, you can’t get a show.”
You might also want to check out some of the tips in this episode of the Writers Weekly Podcast, which features some of our favorite writers on television.