Looking back at my first draft, it was clear that despite my best efforts, there was too much writing and not enough story. A scene-by-scene is all about events management. You have to have sufficient story beats for a packed episode, and the right ones in the right places, or else it's all just words on a page and no one needs to read more of them.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
On the BBC Writersroom blog, Guild member Joy Wilkinson explains how she wrote (and re-wrote) a scene-by-scene outline for Doctors.