2017 TV Writing Fellowships and Workshops

A laptop is a writer’s best friend. Or worst nemesis. Depends on the day.

It’s that time of the year again! Fellowship season! For any aspiring TV writers like myself, this means it’s time get cracking on those spec scripts. For 2016, I wrote a post detailing the information and requirements for four of the major TV writing workshops. Well here’s an UPDATED post for 2017!

These fellowships/workshops are all designed for preparing an emerging writer to be staffed on a series. They all differ but generally include a combination of lectures from industry speakers, some form of a simulated writers room, and lots of networking opportunities. So if you’re interested in writing for television, this is definitely one of the best ways to break in.

Each program has different rules and requirements for submission, and since it’s such a hassle trying to bounce around from each program’s website, I decided to compile all the important information from four of the major workshops right here for easy viewing! This includes the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, Disney/ABC Writing Program, NBCUniversal Writers on the Verge, and WB Writers’ Workshop. Yes, there are others, but these are most likely the ones I’ll be applying to.

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What I’m Watching: My Fall 2016 TV Guide

As an avid TV fan and aspiring TV writer, I’m often asked the questions, “What do you like to watch?” and “What are your favorite shows?” and “What are you watching?”. I’m pretty much asked some variant of this every time I meet someone new and we talk career stuff, so you’d think I’d have come up with a good answer by now. But NOPE. I’m almost always completely frazzled by the question and can’t think of a proper, concise answer because honestly… I WATCH TOO MANY SHOWS. (And yet still not enough.)

So here’s a compilation of everything I’m currently watching. I say CURRENTLY as in currently airing or having aired episodes in the current year. Out of all these shows, I genuinely hope you, dear reader, also watch at least a handful of them. If you do, we’re gonna need to get together ASAP and fangirl out because I LOVE talking bout my shows! Or hey, if you’re looking for some new shows to watch, maybe I’ll convince you to check some of these out.

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Describe Yourself in 3 Fictional Characters

I couldn’t help but jump on board this funwagon. This challenge of describing yourself in three fictional characters has been sweeping the Internet. Challenge accepted! Now I wish I was as smart as The Doctor or as spunky as Veronica Mars or as funny as Chandler Bing, but I’m not quite that cool. Still, after some consideration, I chose three fictional characters who actually describe me pretty well.


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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit

To close out my series of Comic Con 2016 posts, I wanted to share some lovely Star Trek art that was on display in a nearby art gallery in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. I actually went to this exhibit Saturday evening of Comic Con, but Saturday’s post was so full of all things Marvel that I thought I’d save these for later.

Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years. Artwork: Hand in Vulcan Gesture by Leonard Nimoy

In honor of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary, there was a special art exhibition called Star Trek: 50 Artists, 50 Years. I love the piece above by Mr. Spock himself, the amazing Leonard Nimoy. I don’t know why I didn’t take more pictures because there were so many incredible pieces, but I wanted to share a few of them with you here.

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Four – To Boldly Go…to the Bathroom

I’m finally wrapping up my Comic Con 2016 recap posts with the last day of the convention, Day Four AKA Sunday! Comic Con is always an overwhelming and exhausting few days, but it’s so much fun and I’ve truly loved going for the past 10 years. As a hugely sentimental and nostalgic person, my future self will someday thank me for these detailed blog posts. Now please, catch up on my recaps for Preview Night, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and join me as I close out my Comic Con journey for 2016!

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day Two – I’m More Sweat Than Human Now

Conversations for a Cause with Zachary Levi (Nerd HQ)

We’ve made it to Friday! This was definitely my busiest day at the con, so stick with me — I’ve got a lot to share. Make sure you’re caught up with my Wednesday and Thursday Comic Con recaps as well! Now on to the madness…

First stop: Nerd HQ.

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Comic Con 2016 Recap: Day One – BRB, Going to a Wedding

Okay, it’s day two of my Comic Con recap and we’re on day one AKA Thursday. Confused, yet? That’s Comic Con. Half the time you’re standing in a line and you don’t even know what it’s for. Just kidding — that’s never happened. If you didn’t read about Wednesday’s Preview Night recap yet, make sure to check it out first! Now moving on…

Thursday officially marks the beginning of Comic Con. If you’ve done your prep right, you’ll have a schedule full of panels, exhibit hall wandering, offsite events, and all that fun stuff, you know, like going to The Cat Cafe.

I didn’t go to The Cat Cafe. I’m very sad about this. I’m sure the kitties were too.

The worst part about Comic Con is that you can’t be in five places at once. This year, I ran into a unique conflict. Two of my friends were getting married a couple hours away at the Sierra La Verne Country Club. What a pickle. A worse pickle than being sandwiched by zombies on a plane…Read More »