Why We Write

by Larry Brody

And now, a personal moment brought to you by my favorite kindred spirit, the comic strip Ballard Street, and its creator, Jerry Van Amerongen.

Unless I’m totally deranged, I’m not the only person this comic panel gets right.

Don’t Just Wax Nostaligic for Your Favorite Old Crap Series: Buy! Buy! Buy!

Back in 1966, one of LB’s first published works was a letter to Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, complaining about what an utter “travesty” (his words) the then newly-minted BATMAN TV series was.

Now, 46 years later, this camp classic returns – or, at least merchandise based on it does. Which only goes to show: Dreck never dies, it just keeps soiling us till we wipe it away with our wallets. read article

I Bet You Already Know Ray Bradbury is Dead

by Larry Brody

Just about everyone on the web has reported on the death of s-f author Ray Bradbury today. Obits, retrospectives, contemplative determinations of his place in literature abound.

And rightly so. read article

Quick Update About 2012 Spec Scriptacular Entries

Never let it be said that we here at TVWriter™ aren’t at least as obsessed with TV as those who drop by to visit. TeamTVWriter has been busy analyzing the data from this year’s entries and today’s astounding discoveries are:

The most popular series to spec was MODERN FAMILY, with twice as many entries as read article