Log in

No account? Create an account
Crossovers--not just for fandom? - Light One Candle

> Recent Entries
> Archive
> Friends
> Profile

Other Places My Fics Are Archived
The CalSci Library (A Numb3rs Gen Archive)
The Invisible Man Virtual Seasons
The Sugar Quill

December 22nd, 2006

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
12:54 pm - Crossovers--not just for fandom?
I know there have been crossovers on TV, and in various book series; I'm not talking about that here.

Rather, this is about spec TV scripts. One of the writers from Buffy, Jane Espenson, keeps a lovely blog about her writingJane In Progress, where she offers advice to new and wanna-be TV writers.

A couple of weeks ago, she made a post that startled me. I love writing specs, because they're basically professionally useful fan fiction in script format, but I was unaware that some of the more arcane fic-writing and fic-idea techniques might apply. According to Jane, they very well could.

"I recently heard an interesting idea for novel way to approach writing a spec script. It's challenging, fun, attention-getting and probably a really bad idea.

The idea is to do a crossover episode as your spec. You know what I mean -- Dr. House is brought in to help the young doctors of Grey's Anatomy with a tricky diagnosis! Or Ugly Betty's magazine hires the lawyers from Boston Legal!"

Go and read. Crossovers as dangerous but possibly useful professional spec tool. Now I've heard everything. :-)
Current Mood: amusedamused

(Light a candle)

> Go to Top