TV Writing Coach

Welcome to TV Screenwriter

Welcome to TV I’m Denise Joy, aka, The TV Writing Coach. I get the greatest joy from helping others learn and strengthen the skills to become a professional TV writer and help them make their dreams come true. 
For the past twenty years I’ve taught story creation through my Scriptory™ system to hundreds of students. Many who now work in the entertainment industry and stage and screen. During my twenty year career as a tenured professor I developed the Scriptory™ system to help stage and screenwriters write dope television! 

Here on TV Screenwriter you’ll learn simple but powerful techniques to strengthen your skill set and elevate your writing. Take a cruise around the site. You’ll find articles, tips and interviews with industry insiders that will inspire you, stretch you and help you achieve your goals.


Denise Joy LOVEs all things drama TV. I'm a binge-watching-deconstructing-story-maven. I've been a college professor and professional writer for 20 years, but I grew up in “O” town. No. Not Oakland, Omaha. Growing up in middle America was an idyllic experience. I grew up on the taste of welfare...powdered milk and government cheese. Along with my siblings I lived in 13 different homes from the time I was born until I was 17. The first being a low income projects nicknamed “Little Vietnam”, so don’t come for me! Learning how to outrun the eviction notice cultivated my love of storytelling from a young age. At 9 I published my fist poem and at 13 I wrote and shot my first movie, “The Chase” with my neighborhood crew at Tommy Rose Gardens Projects. People say I'm a master at reinvention. Just another byproduct of lessons learned from my vagabond/gypsy like upbringing. And for those of you that wonder if I’m spiritual, ratchet, bougie, professional or ghetto…please note, I’m mixed.