Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #134 “The Old Billionaire’s Problem”

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

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #10

The Thrills & Spills of Editing Yourself
by Larry Brody

One of the most difficult tasks for any writer, new or old, is editing.

In TV and films, the ability to edit your teleplay or screenplay is crucial. There are many good reasons for writing tersely and tightly, but one of the least understood is the fact that part of the magic of film and tape is that they expand time. read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #133 “A Little Romance”

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

Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #9

Raising the Tension!
by Larry Brody

A story can’t maintain reader or viewer interest if it doesn’t build. In other words, to stay interesting it has to become MORE interesting.

Upward and onward should be your catch phrase, in the sense that the tension has to increase as you race to your climax. (No double entendre intended.) read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #132 “A Storyteller in Love”

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