PITCH WORKSHOP: Entry #8 - Writer's Digest

PITCH WORKSHOP: Entry #8

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Hey, folks--

Today's Script Notes Pitch Workshop entry comes from a young screenwriter named CC, who writes in an email:

"Hi, Chad-- I'm just getting started as a writer and your blog has been such a great resource. I've been reading it for a while and have finally worked up the nerve to submit a pitch for a television series to the pitch workshop."

Well, first of all, CC-- thanks so much for finding Script Notes and reading! And congrats on starting the "writing life"-- whether you wind up a bestselling novelist or a million-dollar screenwriter, I love it when people finally take the plunge and begin writing!

And thanks for sending in your pitch... I hope you get some valuable feedback!

For the rest of you, here's CC's pitch for Sarah Weekly, a one-hour TV dramedy... critique away!...

Logline: "Sarah Weekly" is a light-hearted drama that follows 30-year-old Sarah Neel as she tries to navigate a path to a new life with her weekly horoscope as her guide.

Synopsis: The morning of her 30th birthday Sarah Sofia Neel had a nice life: nice boyfriend, nice job, nice apartment. By noon, all that's left is her 30th birthday. When Sarah finds a weekly horoscope that seems to have warned of her life's recent upheaval, she wonders what else her horoscope might be able to reveal. With some weekly insight into what's ahead, Sarah tries to build a new life more fulfilling than the one she had before. Along the way, she learns that life has a reason for everything -- and everyone -- it puts in your path.

P.S. And for those of you who would like to submit your own loglines or summaries to the pitch workshop, you can post them in the comments section, or simply email me at WDScriptNotes@FWPubs.com.

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