Dawn McElligott: Howard Hesseman has gone “Gentle, Into that Good Night”

by Dawn McElligott

Howard Hesseman, the actor who portrayed a man experiencing a rebirth on WKRP in Cincinnati, passed away on January 29th at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

His third wife, Caroline DuCroc, was at his side when he died of complications from colon cancer.  The actor had no biological children, but he did have three god-children, Hamish, Grace and Chet.  Hamish and Grace were also present at his passing. read article

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

LB: A word or two from Keith Telly Topping

Just saw this on one of my favorite blogs. Hmm. Profundity or an example of the importance of context in creative work?

http://keithtopping.blogspot.com/…/when-some-old…

Larry Brody: Live! From Paradise! #182 – “‘Johnny B. Good’ Comes to Paradise”

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

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