How To Write A Web Series


Understand how to methodically approach an idea and slowly expand it to create an episodic structure.

By Vikas Sharma
- Senior Faculty of Screenwriting at Whistling Woods



What you will learn

By the end of the course, you’ll have an understanding of how to methodically approach an idea and slowly expand it to create an episodic structure. You will have an understanding of the different elements that go into making an impactful web-series. The course outcomes will be applicable across all genres. The course will equip you with:

  • How to come up with a strong and dramatic premise for a series
  • Where and how to find fresh and intriguing conflict
  • How to create complex, unique but credible characters and how to plot your story
  • How to design memorable scenes and how to write powerful dialogue


Mode: Online Zoom Class

Duration:6 Days (Total 9 HRS - Live Class)

Dates:21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th Nov, 5th and 6th Dec

Timings: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

COURSE FEE: Rs. 3000


Here's what you will learn in the 6 sessions:

The Art and Craft of Storytelling

Importance of Storytelling

- Film Vs Web Series
- The Elements of a Screenplay; Premise, Characters, Conflict, Theme, Plot, Subplots, Setting etc.

Everything starts with a good idea

- How do I know if my idea is good?
- Is it for a Feature Film or Web Series?

Language of Cinema

- Visual Storytelling
- How to Show the Inner World of a Character

Character and Characterization

- Digging up Premise to find your Characters
- Relationship between Protagonist and Antagonist
- Importance of a Strong Antagonist 
- The function of Supporting Characters 
- Character Growth & Character Arc 

Structuring Your Web Series

- Analysis of Story Structure (Case Study)
- Analysis of Episodic Structure (Case Study)
- Scene Design and Dialogue Writing

Symbols and Metaphors

- Use of objects

What is a Show Bible?

- The Pitch
- Individual and Group Writing Exercises



After the success of Sacred Games, Mirzapur, Panchayat etc. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee 5, Voot, Sony Liv, all the platforms, local and International, want to produce desi-content for one of the world’s largest markets. Suddenly, the scope for good screenwriting has exploded. As a result, everyone seems to be looking for competent writers, with fresh and strong voices.

So, if you’re an aspiring writer, now is the time to plunge into the field. If you want to create your own web series, but are not sure how to start, then this workshop can be useful for you. This 9-hour workshop aims to equip the participants with the basic understanding and knowledge of fiction writing for web series.

This apparent complexity can often make the task seem daunting and create a sense of inertia. This course is directed at helping you get past the mark and arm you with the right set of tools and frameworks that can give you comfort and control over this large canvas.


Vikas Sharma

Vikas Sharma is a professional screenwriter of the Hindi film industry, a freelance script consultant, and a full-time senior faculty of Screenwriting at Whistling Woods International since January 2016. Before Whistling Woods, he taught scriptwriting at the Film and TV Institute of India, Pune, for five years. He conducts screenplay writing workshops in India and abroad for Film Schools, Media Colleges, Universities, Film Festivals, Skill India Programme, etc.

Vikas has also been a mentor and a chief advisor for various script labs and fellowships such as Asia Society’s New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters, 100 Storyteller Programme, Cinerise Screenwriting Programme, Cinestaan India's Script Contest, to name a few.


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