Writing & Pedagogy, Vol 4, No 1 (2012)

TV Writing and the Creative Writing Workshop Shaping Practice across Disciplinary Boundaries

Douglas Heil
Issued Date: 2 Jul 2012

Abstract


This essay argues that creative writing and mass media programs have much to learn from each other. In its use of roundtable writing and serialized storylines that parallel 19th century literature, prime-time television writing is a natural fit for programs that intertwine creative writing workshops with the study of literature; institution within the curriculum is urged. Mass media programs – while perhaps already offering TV writing – can bolster this subject through the incorporation of creative writing workshop traditions.

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