Pop Quiz | Television

Ready for a Pop Quiz? It’s time for another episode of Test Your Knowledge with your host, Storybird! This installment is brought to you by Creative Courses, your one-stop-shop for imagination boosters and guaranteed fun.

Hold up. A pop quiz on… TV? Yep, you read that right. Here’s your chance to show off everything you’ve learned from binge watching Netflix. Ready to test your Television Writing skills? 

Good luck! 

Pop Quiz: Television

1. Scripts and novels have the same formatting.

a. True
b. False

2. How do you avoid writing clichés?

a. Only describe what a character looks like on the outside.
b. Write predictable characters.
c. Make all your characters exaggerated versions of themselves.
d. Ask yourself, “what’s one surprising thing about my character?”

3. What is the definition of an act break?

a. The moment when a TV show breaks for commercials.
b. Feedback that an act isn’t working.
c. What the director yells when the actors need a break.
d. A breakdancing act.

4. What does (O.S.) stand for in script writing?

a. Over-Shot
b. Orange-Strawberry
c. Other-Stage
d. Off-Screen

5. Dialogue takes up the most space in a script.

a. True
b. False

Post your answers in the comments! And if you want to know how you did, tune in next time for the answers.

*Answers to the October 23rd quiz:

1. B
2. D
3. C
4. A
5. B

Building your characters, especially your protagonist, is vital to any work of fiction. Your main character is the door through which readers enter your world. Building an intriguing, magnetic protagonist is how you begin to fill your story with the most important literary element: people. 

Television is a great medium for exploring characters. With the visual excitement of a movie yet the length and time span of a novel, a TV series can encapsulate human feelings in unique ways. Just let executive producer and showrunner Sarah Glinski tell you how awesome TV character building can be:

Get loads of real-life writing advice, earn Crowns with quizzes, and learn to write your very own television pilot in this course.

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