Author Archives: Generation Coax

About Generation Coax

I am an aspiring TV writer, amateur photographer, and craft hobbyist.

Summer Binge-Watch: The Handmaid’s Tale

“Binge” isn’t quite the right word. This isn’t the sort of show you watch all at once and maintain your sanity. (I read “Lolita” in a day when I was in college. I’m still not right.) I watched the ten-episode … Continue reading

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The Season Pass List

American Crime: Disappointed but not shocked this one has been canceled. It was a show that prided itself in tackling all aspects of difficult crimes, which in season one and two meant focusing on many aspects of a single (alleged) … Continue reading

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All the Stuff EXCEPT the Script

The part of Fellowship applications we all ignore until the last possible moment: The personal essay and the bio. We like to say it’s because the script is so much bigger and more meaningful, and it should be the only … Continue reading

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Rakes and Invisible Acorns

I decided that this year would be my big push year. I wrote a list of the scripts I’m going to write and the projects I’m going to get done. I looked for classes that would specifically help me with … Continue reading

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Read This

Ken Levine has been on a roll this week! Here’s: A primer on the industry side of the industry. What you need to know about the possible WGA strike.

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The Beat Your Pilot Needs

I’m working on rewriting a pilot for the HBO Fellowship, including looking at current HBO shows and getting a feel for their brand and tone (this is particularly difficult since, at least for dramas, all of their current shows are … Continue reading

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TV Terms: What is a trope?

I’m not going to just list a bunch of tropes at you. Other people already do that. But it’s something I’ve been thinking about lately, especially in the context of a Jack in the Box commercial: In the commercial, Jack … Continue reading

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