Pros and Cons of Writing Episodic Stories vs Single Stories

The television and movie industries can be hard for writers to break into. WGA Screenwriter, author, and  MFA educator, Michael Tabb says the easiest path right now is through television. As a writer for television, you can start as an assistant and slowly work your way up the staff. When writing for movies you either make it or you don’t. Television also produces more content a year than film. There are thousands of shows and episodes created a year for television; however, there are a limited number of single story movies created each year. In addition, the work of television writers is put out with little change from the directors. In the movie industry, the directors have the ability to change your book screenplay so much that it may be unrecognizable by the time it hits the big screen.

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