LB: Do New Writers Really Have to be ‘Better’ Than Old Pros?

Another Writing Tip
by Larry Brody

…No. New writers don’t “have to be” better.

But they do have to work harder. read article

Nathan Bransford: What is an author platform?

When Nathan Bransford offers advice in the field of book writing and publishing, we listen. In case you’re wondering why, here he is with advice on a subject this TVWriter™ minion didn’t even know existed. Here’s to your happy authority and eyeballs!

What did that last sentence just say? Read on and you’ll see.

Yes, this is a visual pun, not at all the kind of platform being talked about here. Our apologies.

by Nathan Bransford read article

Nathan Bransford: Don’t step on your surprises

When Nathan Bransford offers advice, we listen. In case you’re wondering why, here he is with the kind of writing wisdom you don’t find just anywhere.

by Nathan Bransford

Crafting good mysteries is an important part of the novel writing process, no matter the genre. Mysteries pull the reader through the novel, they build anticipation and suspense, and they often result in the most satisfying payoffs for the reader. read article

Raise your hand if you remember munchman

A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Once upon a time “munchman,” AKA Timothy Tyler Muncher AKA a veritable truckload of crisp and munchy pseudonyms was an integral part of TVWriter™.

munchachacha has had his ups and downs here, usually starting out like a firecracker and ending up angry and frustrated and slithering off like a 4th of July snake, but he’s always had a big following, and, frankly, all of us here at the current iteration of TVWriter™ love the sonuvabitch. read article


It’s Quick Showbiz Career Tip Time
“Look, ma, we’re cheerleaders now!”

Feeling alienated?

Driving friends & fam nuts because you’re so caught up in your fantasies that reality is  nothing more than a heavy gravity hole? read article