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Pamela Douglas is an award-winning writer with numerous credits in television drama. Previous editions of Writing the TV Drama Series have been adopted by network mentoring programs and published in translation in Germany, Spain, Italy, France, China, Taiwan and Korea. She has lectured and given seminars internationally on creating for television. She has been honored with the Humanities Prize for Between Mother and Daughter (CBS), an original drama that also won nomination for a Writers Guild Award. Multiple Emmy nominations and awards, and awards from American Women in Radio and Television went to her other dramas. She was a creator of the series Ghostwriter, and wrote for many shows including Star Trek: The Next Generationthat was named one of the top 100 shows by the Writers Guild of America.


She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west. At the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California she is a tenured professor in the John Wells Division of Screen and Television Writing where she teaches writing TV drama. 


Aside from books about writing for television, she authored a personal journal about spine surgery, Back to Life, published in 2011, available from the author. She is also a visual artist and her artwork can be viewed at


My Books

Writing the TV Drama Series

Back to Life


“Pamela Douglas continues to surpass herself with her outstanding 4th edition, which includes important chapters on the growth of international television. Not only is it a roadmap for writing all aspects of dramatic television, but it’s a roadmap for a career. Writing the TV Drama Series continues to be the definitive work on writing for television. A must-read if you are serious about a career in television.”

Jack Epps, Jr.,

Ph.D., Professor and Chair, The John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television, USC School of Cinematic Arts; author, Screenwriting Is Rewriting; writer, Top Gun, Dick Tracy