First and foremost as an author, #1 follow your passion. If you feel your idea/concept will be better served by writing a miniseries than writing a 90 minute movie, I say “go for it” and give it all you’ve got.
Many writers only have too, a lot of content to narrow done, right? A lot of ideas, a lot of thoughts, a lot of words, a lot of possibilities – welcome to the world of being a writer. No matter what, its about focusing and picking an underlying theme so your main character can exist in a world where you’re able to tell an account, a compelling story others will need to listen to and take part in by watching the story play out on a display – big or small nonton movie 21 online.
If your calling in life as an aspiring writer leads you to believe you’ve got way too much data in a particular concept to condense down into a 90 minute movie and a miniseries is the direction you decide to go, remember that miniseries are not produced in enough quantity that writers “who will do that” are being sought after.
Remember, as an aspiring writer, you write a spec script as a sample of work, not really much to get’that’particular script produced. Writers have to create and write they do, many, many scripts, all of which shows their ability to write. It’s not exactly about the concept you’ve got as a potential movie – a lot of great ideas don’t translate to the page – to the screen. Pick your ideas carefully, develop them well, know the craft of scriptwriting and write with the intent to market (not for validation and praise).
As an author, and all writers face this, your works-in-progress gets tweaked and tweaked until it becomes a great script. Focusing and finding that certain element that can drive your main character through the movie or show is paramount in every writing. Since you’re new at writing I would suggest staying on the highway to essentially hammering out the script you’ve started as a feature – all writing done properly enables you to a better writer. In the event that you complete one well crafted script you’re in a better place to create the 4+ scripts that a miniseries would demand. If you’re an incredible writer with many, many well crafted (professionally evaluated for feedback) scripts under your belt then you may virtually bang out the countless scripts required for a miniseries. But, if you’ve not completed one well crafted script, be sure you learn the craft of good writing (that’s not only idea-wise its formatting as well) before you commit you to ultimately the all consuming arduous task of the demands of multiple scripts.
If your outcome is usually to be recognized as an expert writer then really learning the craft is essential before spending some time, effort, blood, sweat and tears on this type of big undertaking as a miniseries. It’s your choice though, so follow your inner guidance. Make your thoughts and ideas serve you. Don’t let those thoughts and ideas run the show, dictate – you’re the god for the project and you have to make your thoughts last NOT be considered a slave to them or they’ll make folly with you and run you ragged and waste your time.
See yourself later on as one particular exceptional individuals hiding explosive potential. Utilize that writing talent you are blessed with. You’re walking into that world where creative sparks can set off an explosion of prosperity. Have an expert guide or mentor in order to capitalize on your own genius within and identify it. I believe in your hidden talents and by this time next year you could be a valuable asset in the entertainment industry, a very different person reaching out and touching the success, wealth, and happiness you deserve.
If you intend to write a miniseries – select it.
Lena Banks – scriptwriting consultant, scriptwriter, producer, Producer’s Rep, Investor’s Rep, and development expert. – 18+ years Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret.