Albert Camus on How to Be Cool

NOTE FROM LB: When I was introduced to the concept of “cool,” back in Junior High, it came in two flavors.

There was Elvis Presley cool. And there was James Dean cool. All it took for me was one look at young Mr. Dean in Rebel Without A Cause, and I knew that was my future. It had to be. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #196 – “Alas, Poor McNugget”

Sorry, this isn’t McNugget. But the only difference between him and the one in this photo by Linda Tanner is that McNugget was – well he was always so wonderfully silly!

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.

Oh, and if y’all detect any irony, please believe me when I say it comes straight from the universe and not your kindly Uncle Larry B. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #195 – “Spelunking for Souls”

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

LB: “FS?” “Initialism?” WTF? AKA Yes, It’s True. I Even Reject My Own Writing!

Shakespeare created new words all the time. Why can’t we?

by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: I often get inquiries about the creative process and these days all too often do my best not to respond to them because I find the situation so complicated that I end up tripping all over the words I’m trying to use.

Last weekend, however, I ran across the following never-before-published blog post. I wrote it with the best of intentions, but after it was finished, a quick read left me dismayed.

The piece simply didn’t work for me. There were three reasons I felt this way. LB the Editor still feels this way, but LB the Writer still resents the rejection, so I’m publishing this here and now and rationalizing it by saying, “Hey, have a look, kids. Here’s how the creative process really works…for yours truly anyway.” read article

Another Day in the Writing Life

(NOTE FROM LB: What’s that you say? You thought that we writers were actually, erm, writing all night? Oh, you poor darlings….)

I know. Drabble isn’t about writing per se, but we at TVWriter™ sure as hell relate to this daily strip from last Saturday! read article