Web Series Structure
ABOUT THE TUTORIAL:
Interested in creating your own web series? This tutorial will explore how to structure a web series with compelling characters, engrossing plotlines, and powerful conflicts that can attract an audience over multiple seasons, with the potential to go viral. You’ll learn about the key differences between writing a web series and a TV series, and how to write effectively for a web audience. You’ll also learn how to write characters with clear goals that give an engine to a web series so it’s easy to churn out webisodes. We’ll discuss scene structure and how to write and structure each scene so it pushes the plot forward in an engaging way without wasting valuable time. We’ll also discuss how to end each webisode on a compelling cliffhanger to inspire clicks on the next.
The tutorial will further delve into how to structure your plot so you can power multiple seasons without running out of steam, and how to structure season arcs so your audience can’t wait for the next season to begin. You’ll also learn what the recommended length is for each webisode, the best length for each season, and how to determine how many webisodes your entire series should be as a whole.
If you’re planning on filming your web series yourself, you’ll learn how to “write with your producer’s hat on” so you can afford to shoot and market your series. Finally, we’ll go over some marketing, advertising, and distribution tips so you can attract the right demographic for your series and build an audience and fan base for your work.
This 39-minute tutorial will:
- Explore how to structure a web series with compelling characters, engrossing plotlines, and powerful conflict.
- How to write effectively for a web audience.
- How to structure your plot so you can power multiple seasons.
- Marketing, advertising, and distribution tips so you can attract the right demographic for your series.
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Meet the Author: Rebecca Norris
Rebecca Norris is a writer, producer, director, and owner of the production company Freebird Entertainment. She has read for screenwriting competitions, production companies, and script development services, including QED Entertainment (Fury, Elysium, District 9), the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and ScriptXpert for the Writers Store. Additionally, she’s been a screener for several film festivals, including the Catalina Film Festival and San Pedro International Film Festival.
As a writer and producer, Rebecca’s films have won several awards and have b...