Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #8

What’s at Stake?
by Larry Brody

Long before I got into the television business, back when I was a television viewer, I would go off on a rant about cop shows at a moment’s notice. “Why are people’s lives always in danger?” I would shout. “Why does TV always have someone looking down the business end of a gun?”

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Now that I’ve been writing a good long while, I know the answer. The reason television gives us so many cop shows and medical shows and lawyer shows is that in those situations something very important is always at stake – usually someone’s life. You don’t get higher stakes than that, and without the risk of a very big loss, all the audience can do when it sees your hero being agitated is yawn and say, “Who cares?” read article

Last Week’s Most Important Cord Cutting Developments – 1/19/21

Cord Cutters News gives us the latest on the cord cutting front. AT&T Now No More, Hulu’s Student Discount, CES 2021 Wrap-Up, & More!

Cord Cutters Video Channel: https://twitter.com/CordCuttersNews
Cord Cutters Web Site: http://cordcuttersnews.com read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #131 “Where are They Now?”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

10 Most Viewed TVWriter™ Posts of the Week – 1/18/21

Thumbs Up Y’all

Good morning! Welcome to another new week at TVWriter™.  As usual, our day is beginning with a look at our most popular blog posts and resource pages during the last 7 days.

They are, in order:

Corporal Punishment and Primetime TV read article

Stephanie Bourbon on Setting Realistic Writing Goals for 2021

LB’S NOTE: Stephanie Bourbon’s helpful column, originally scheduled for last week but bumped because of the shocking events on Capital Hill, presents us with much-needed  advice about a part of our lives we can, in fact, control..

by Stephanie Bourbon

Hello Dear Writers! read article