I'm a dedicated fan of Survivor, Amazing Race and Masterchef, but especially Survivor. So I was thinking, why not have a reality show about writers? Sure, we aren't as flashy and outlandish as musicians and actors, but you could dress us up and add some drama to spice up the long hours at the keyboard. So, here's my plan. I give full rights to whoever wants to produce this show. As long as you let me audition.
Episode 1: The Pitch. In my dream world, writers have have 1 minute to pitch their story. Agents and publishers choose the top 12. We promise to cry if you don't pick us. There may also be some storming off and paper-ripping.
Episode 2: Writers are given five days to write the first five chapters of their novel. The stress! The drinking! They excessive napping. Actors are brought in to act out these chapters. Probably need some screenwriters too . . . The agents and publishers eliminate two of the writers.
Episode 4: After five more days, actors act out the next five chapters of each author's writing and two more writers are eliminated.
Writers Group: Writer's meet together to share their work. They criticize or encourage one another depending on their mood.
Extra assignments: At any moment, concentration may be broken by a required assignment in another genre, a blog or a writing prompt. Prizes for the winners!
Cover Design: Whose book looks the best?
Book Launch: Does the rest of the world think these books are interesting.
Book Signings: Who gets the most visitors?
The show continues until there are only two writers left. Then audience participation helps to seal the top vote and ultimate prize: $1 000 000 and a writing contract!!