1-2: How to Start Writing (SF)

Posted on: by Michael Tringe

Key Points

Web Series Screenplay Blueprint

  • Writing purpose: fun, contests & festivals, producing
  • Web series perks: worldwide distribution, engaging viewers, serialized storytelling, there are no rules
  • Sci-Fi concept templates: serialized, procedural, anthology?
  • Sub-genres: post-apocalyptic, time travel, near future?
  • Tone: Dark, tragic, cautionary tale?


Write out the logline of your web series.

Written by Michael Tringe

Mike Tringe earned his MFA in Film Production from USC and has worked at Creative Artists Agency Film Sales (Paranormal Activity, Black Swan), Vuguru, Michael Eisner's multi-platform studio, (The Booth at the End (Hulu), Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Snag), Little Women Big Cars (AOL), and Blip Networks (300 million monthly views, Smosh, Annoying Orange, Nostalgia Critic).

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