LB: The Real Whys and Wherefores of TV

by Larry Brody

Yeppers, kids, since the dawn of commercial TV, all the way back in the late 1940s, there have been two major reasons people have pulled up stakes, abandoned their loved ones, and flocked to New York and Hollywood and London et al to give everything they’ve got, mentally, spiritually, and physically in exchange television careers.

Money, of course, is one.

And the other is this: read article

How to Create Your Perfect Writing Environment

Our friends at Porch.Com want very much for all of us to know this, and guess what? So do all of us at TVWriter™.

by Teresa Siqueira

Whether you’re a long-time writer or just beginning to explore the possibilities of a writing career or hobby, you’ll need to create a writing environment that’s conducive to getting work done. You can transform a nook or room of your home into your ideal writing environment. With a comfortable space and a strong work ethic, you can build upon your writing skills and begin to accomplish your goals. Use the following tips to design your perfect writing space. read article

LB: More Cool Port Townsend Area News

by Larry Brody

My hat is off to Dylan James Quarles of good ole Port Townsend, one of the winners of BestIndieBookAward.Com’s 2021 “BIBA” for his novel There Be Monsters.

It’s science fiction! It’s Fantasy! It’s so good that not only has it received this award, it’s also gotten four and a half stars on Good Reads!

Y’know, sometimes I think Port Townsend is magic. A combination of Shangri La and Brigadoon. Cool things like this are always happening. read article

LB: 2022 Oscar Writing Nominations

Woah, it’s the new, hip, and trendy Oscars. Is H’wood really swinging again?

by Larry Brody

UPDATE FROM LB: I just realized that the original list of nominees is incomplete. The Hollywood Reporter listed the screenplays but, in their never-ending mistreatment of writers, not the writers themselves.

So, with help from Deadline.Com, here are the people who went through all the mishigas writers go through working their butts off and getting the screen credit for their sensational work:

Writing (Adapted Screenplay) read article

LB: “Baited Breath?”

by Larry Brody

No, dammit. Just no.

The phrase isn’t “baited breath,” as in fishing, it’s “bated breath,” as in abated, as in holding one’s breath! read article