SHARE: 8 Shows That Will Make You a Better Novelist
This is a really neat article that shows you can learn as much about storytelling from television as from reading standard novels. In the end, writing is just storytelling in a different form.
For me, TV and film have always been a major source of inspiration for my writing, which is probably why I tend to be more visual and action-focused and less concerned with fancy prose. I get a scene in my head and my writing is an attempt to deliver that image to other people in as efficient a manner as possible.
This list of 8 shows is a good start, but I think you could expand it quite a bit. And whereas TV shows are a good comparison for novels in terms of storytelling flow and style, films seem to me to be a good replica for short stories. I often think of how I would parse out my stories as short films, which helps me to arrange and structure the narrative. All in all, good tips here.
Netflix & Write: 8 Shows That Will Make You a Better Novelist
by Andrew Lowe
I’ll bet you have stacks of writing-advice books stashed away, unopened, on your Kindle, as well as reams of writing-advice features bookmarked in your browser or read-later apps. While you should absolutely adopt a learning mindset when it comes to writing craft, don’t forget that you can immerse yourself in a fine source of writing advice that’s probably already sitting right there on your TV, laptop, tablet and phone: streaming TV shows…READ MORE