Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #174 – “Little Victories”

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: Why New Writers Need to Stop asking Pros to Read Their Scripts

by Larry Brody

One of the most upsetting truths new TV, screen, and even literary writers need to learn as early as possible is that very few professional writers (or editors or producers) want to read your masterpieces.

To ask a working writer to do so is present yourself as an arrogant, thoughtless, and very unprofessional soul, especially if you want us to do it for free (which is the way this request usually is presented). read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #173 – “A Touch of Strange”

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: Here’s What’s Happening at TVWriter™

by Larry Brody

Wherever there’s new life, there’s hope. Just ask Stephan Pastis:

What am I trying to get at? read article

LB: Are You Ready for More Cartoons About – shudder – Writers?

by Larry Brody

It’s Friday, and today’s treat is on me.

These cartoons definitely speak for themselves, but I’m giving them titles anyway. (I think it was Gene Roddenberry who taught me that.)

screenplay structure for beginners

by Ruben Bolling

The Fun & the fury of venn diagrams

Found on the interwebs. Creator unknown, alas!
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