Larry Brody’s TV Writing Tips & Tricks #9

Raising the Tension!
by Larry Brody

A story can’t maintain reader or viewer interest if it doesn’t build. In other words, to stay interesting it has to become MORE interesting.

Upward and onward should be your catch phrase, in the sense that the tension has to increase as you race to your climax. (No double entendre intended.) read article

Last Week’s Most Important Cord Cutting Developments – 1/26/21

Cord Cutters News gives us the latest on the cord cutting front. Netflix’s 200 Million Users, Paramount+ Launch, Pluto TV Additions, and More!

Cord Cutters Video Channel: read article

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #132 “A Storyteller in Love”

THE USUAL NOTE FROM LB: From the summer of 2002 to  the spring of 2010, Gwen the Beautiful and I were the proud and often exhausted owners of a beautiful Ozarks property we called Cloud Creek Ranch.

In many ways, the ranch was paradise. But it was a paradise with a price that started going up before we even knew it existed. Here’s another Monday musing about our adventure and the lessons we learned. read article

10 Most Viewed TVWriter™ Posts of the Week – 1/25/21

Thumbs Up Y’all

Good morning! Welcome to another new week at TVWriter™.  As usual, our day is beginning with a look at our most popular blog posts and resource pages during the last 7 days.

They are, in order:

Corporal Punishment and Primetime TV read article

Stephanie Bourbon on Creating Cool Villains

LB’S NOTE: One of our fave TV writers-illustrators-screenwriters-vloggers, Stephanie Bourbon, reminds us of the importance of having great villains in our stories and how to create them.

by Stephanie Bourbon

I love me some villains, well the good ones, the well written, well thought out villains who are bad for a reason. Now, that reason probably doesn’t make much sense to you and me because we are not villains but to them it is their WHY! read article