Monday, July 25, 2016

Reblog: 5 Things Friday Night Lights Can Teach Us About Writing

     As writers, we gain inspiration from many different places. We read, read, then read a little bit more, exploring the authors and genres that influence our writing.  We have shelves filled with books about writing, showing us examples of how to perfect our stories and develop genuine characters with whom our readers can relate. What about other sources of fiction and nonfiction, such as television? Could great storylines in our favorite shows help us to write more effectively?
     Feast your eyes on this article from Writers Digest, which offers tips to create memorable characters and themes within our fiction writing through great television. An added bonus: they include a list of other television shows (one of my all-time favorites made the cut!) that may help to enhance our writing in a variety of ways:

"I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Specifically television. Every other Monday, I’ll bring you takeaways from some of the best television shows out there. These are meant to be specific concepts, themes, techniques, etc., that a writer can learn from the show."   

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