Shawna Lynn Cox
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Blog a Book – Ritual

Blog a short book in 30 days – 500 words a day – from concept to completion and from the comfort of your own home or local cafe! DIY Concept to Completion! The Goal. Turn the one sheet for The 150 Method into a book in 30 days while publishing the content as I write […]

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150 Method – Born of Ink

The 150 Method has begun! It all starts with an idea, a few lines of ink in a blackbook written in the cafe, followed by a quick one sheet, drafted up back at home. Let’s see where we go with this idea in my mind. Book? Blog a book? Methodology? Or something a bit more? […]

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Write : Rite by Hand

I would not discover such things, If I did not right them; Down by my hand. -Shawna Lynn Cox One quick rite to ‘Write’ Write by hand, about your handwriting as you write; what to you see, sense, hear, feel, smell, taste? Time: 1-10 minutes (or MORE) Begin. Explore. Complete. Celebrate! Congratulations on connecting with […]

(the) Work Blog Template - TV Format

The Cover Page

TITLE: your title here (tips to title your project). GENRE: your genre here (tips to figure out the genre). BASED ON:  if it is based on other work (tips to get the rights). WRITTEN or CREATED BY: your name here. CONTACT: your agent or your info here. Tips: This is what goes on the first […]

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The Logline

Page One LOGLINE: your series longline here. TIPS: This is tricky. It is not your typical longline for an audience, it is a tool to hook the network exec or the producer when you pitch it to them. You must: Pitch them something that has already been successful and… Deliver a unique and new story. What? Yes. In […]

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The Series Overview

Next 2-3 Pages OVERVIEW: not a summary, this is a 2 page introduction to the world of the series and a taste of the journey ahead. Tips: Include the setting, contact, style and tone. Include teasers or tags of characters, locations and the dangers they present; work these into simple sentences to hook the listener, intrigue them, take them on a journey […]

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The Series Characters – Main

Next 1-3 Pages MAIN CHARACTERS: choose 1 to 3 characters to feature, one page for each, and engage us in their spirit and goals. Tips: Again, ‘energy and ideas’, but get into their world and get us under their stakes. Make us engage, care and prepare us for what the journey with them as our guides. How will we come […]

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The Series Characters – Supporting

Next 1/2 Page SECONDARY CHARACTERS : choose only a handful that create the most intriguing foils to our main characters and summarize each in 1 to 3 short sentences or a tagline. Tips: Their parts may grow later, and definitely elude to that, but that’s enough of a tease for now. Don’t Miss: The TV Series Format Template : Write it Down The TV […]

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The Series Stories and Structure

Next Page THE STORIES and STRUCTURE: this is where you hit it home. Communicate the potential, the possibilities and scalability of your vision. Tips: Write one paragraph, a touch point, for each / any of the following: describe the long series arc, the hero’s journey from the inciting incident to the end of series. tell the arc or plot […]

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The Supporting Material

Final Page SUPPORTING MATERIALS: anything to help excite them about this story. Tips: Images, art, endorsements, bios, something they will remember but watch the swag…let your story and energy win them over, not a coffee mug. Don’t Miss: The TV Series Format Template : Write it Down The TV Series Format Pitch : Energy and Ideas