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The ABCs of TV Writing: How to Write a TV Pilot | Free Download

Download "The ABCs of TV Writing: How to Write a TV Pilot," a free kit that will guide you through the basics of writing for television.

Writing for television is very different than writing a feature-length screenplay. You need to create a concept that holds an audience’s attention for years, not just two hours. In our FREE TV Pilot Kit download, you’ll receive expert advice on creating a logline, plot, and acts, along with a Character Relationship Map and an Industry Insider TV Pilot Proposal template for determining your cast list and their motivations. 

In our TV Pilot Kit download, we break down the foundation of your television idea. These tips on how to write a TV pilot will not only help you get started on writing a script for TV, but they’ll also help you create ideas for a TV pilot you’ll be able to submit to contests to get noticed. 

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TV Writing Demystified: Character Relationship Map

Creating multi-dimensional and flawed characters is essential to grabbing your audience and making them want to follow them on their journey every week for years to come. Knowing how each character will interact with each other gives you ideas for enough episodes to fill an entire season, not just your pilot episode. To help you, we’ve provided an additional Character Relationship Map using How I Met Your Mother characters to illustrate the connection between your own characters, thus highlighting the potential conflicts your series could use to advance each character’s storylines. 


With our Character Relationship Map you’ll be able to build characters interesting enough to sustain a television series as well as attract top television actors. Without a unique and original concept, your television show won’t be marketable. Knowing your characters and their relationships with each other will bring your story idea to life and generate enough ideas for conflicts to write a fully fleshed out proposal for a TV show.

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How to Write a TV Pilot Proposal

Scared of a blank page staring at you? Breaking into TV writing begins with your concept for a television show. The TV Pilot Kit includes an Industry Insider TV Pilot Proposal template you can use to create a foundation to launch your television idea from. We’ve also provided a completed proposal using How I Met Your Mother characters to illustrate what a finished template looks like and what you should include.

Writing a television proposal is more than just plot points. To understand how to become a screenwriter for TV, you need to master the basics of writing a TV proposal. You need characters to drive the story and make the reader want to follow them on their journey of 100 episodes or more. The Industry Insider TV Pilot Proposal template shares the must-have qualities your television proposal needs to attract the right buyer. This tool will show you how to build a road map for your TV series in order to give executives what they crave—a television show concept they can sell.


How to Write a Pitch for a TV Pilot

With this TV Pilot Kit, you’ll get more than just a starting point for television writing success, you’ll also be a part of the ScriptMag community of writers.

  • Learn the importance of defining your characters’ relationships with each other.
  • Provide you with the tools to craft a TV pilot to allow you need to succeed.
  • You’ll also receive Script Mag’s weekly newsletter.

This TV pilot kit will launch you into your television writing career by teaching you the basics you need to pitch a TV show. Once you have a handle on the foundation of your TV pilot, you’ll gain the confidence to write your own. Even if you’ve never written a TV pilot before, you will be able to tackle the task with our tips at your side. This is your chance to start the television writing career you’ve always wanted and learn how to write a TV pilot. Download this kit to get expert tools that will help you create a logline, plot, and acts. 

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