Larry Brody’s Poetry: ‘TV Writing Success in a Nutshell’

“Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?”

TV Writing Success In A Nutshell

by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: 

Recently rediscovered this little epic written many years ago as I tried to put myself into the head of a writer-producer I used to work for, a man who continually surrounded himself with the latest symbols of his elevated estate. I wanted to know what the fact that he was at the time undisputably the most successful TV series creator in history really meant to him. The result taught me an important lesson: “Stay out of other people’s heads!”

TV Writing Success In A Nutshell

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Larry Brody’s Poetry: 2 Short Poems

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by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: 

2 poems today because I got a deal on them. (That short introduction was based on an old joke about why Moses came down from the mountain with two stone tablets instead of one.) Truth is that coming up with two poems instead of one is no bargain brain move by a longshot. For their creator, it’s double the feelings in at least double the time. Hope you enjoy:

If We Prepared For Life As We Prepare For War

If we prepared for life as we prepare for war, read article

Larry Brody’s Poetry: ‘We Played The Game Of Who Loves Who More’

No, this isn’t a love poem to a dog. But some feelings are too intense for me to expose as anything but metaphor.

by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: 

As a TV writer, I once worked for a studio head who absolutely forbade the verbal expression of positive emotion (although he loved people shouting “I hate you!”). As a poet, I have no such boundaries:

We Played The Game Of Who Loves Who More

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Larry Brody’s Poetry: ‘Of Dreams, And Treasures, And Needs

by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: 

It’s recurring dream time! We all have them. All I’ll say about this one is that over a great many years and a great many illuminating night visions, it has proved to be the most powerful of them all.

Of Dreams, And Treasures, And Needs

Last night I dreamed the treasure trove dream, read article

Larry Brody’s Poetry: ‘Kid Hollywood Returns To The Scene Of The Crime’

The real Mulholland Drive

by Larry Brody

NOTE FROM LB: 

After over two decades of taking – and giving – abuse as a television writer and producer, I left my Hollywood life behind and trekked (by SUV, of course) to the Southwest, tracking the magic I’d long believed in but never been part of. Thanks to the Navajo Dog, I found a path that was good and true. But sometimes a man needs a break, you know? The following happened during a short visit to – well, the title tells it all:

Kid Hollywood Returns To The Scene Of The Crime

Three of us drove up toward Mulholland that night, read article