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At a panel on screenwriting in Northampton, Mass., panelists praised the writing on dramatic television. Per one, “Writers rule television,” so television stories are generally better than what Hollywood distributes to cineplexes. Watch shows like Law & Order (and spin-offs), CSI (and spin-offs), and Monk. See if you agree that the best writing is on TV. See what you can garner from the shows to aid your own writing.