LB: The New York Times – and I – Join the Mob

by Larry Brody

I admit it. I read The New York Times. The online edition, of course, but probably not for the reason most other people do. I read the NYT because I can count on its presentation of the latest news in our current dystopia to be calmly, reassuringly unsensationalistic.

In other words, my carefully supervised pulse rate and blood pressure stay low. read article

WGAW presents An Evening with Charles Murray and Malcolm Spellman

The Writers Guild of America West says it best: This…“Conversations in Genre” panel features writers Charles Murray (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy) and Malcolm Spellman (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier [creator], Empire), who talk about craft, creation, and the art of telling great stories. (ALERT: It’s an hour and a half long.)

Check out the WGAW YouTube page

Nathan Bransford: Don’t be too easy on your characters

Nathan Bransford offers brings us another writerly must-know. Brace yourself and try to keep a stiff upper up as you face up to the pain you’re going to cause…and feel as well.

by Nathan Bransford read article

LB: The Soul of the Writer

by Larry Brody

Maya Angelou, who most likely never had to write on assignment or commision, once again demonstrates what she does best.

For me, writing from my heart has always (as in from the very first time I tried it back when I was 6 years old) been my greatest joy…and writing for any kind of master by deepest sorrow. read article

LB: Found on TVWriter™

by Larry Brody

Just ran across this cartoon that we ran on TVWriter™ a couple of years ago. Its relevance to professional writers everywhere is still pretty darn clear.

In the original article, we quoted writer-producer-attorney Bill Fordes saying something that gets right to the essence of the cartoon. Without ever having seen or heard of it. read article