I just really can never get enough of these two. I'm a big fan of the last-minute panic technique. If only I could create that for myself on a daily basis...
Melissa Rosenberg is the wonderful lady who brought you "Dexter," "Jessica Jones," and the "Twilight" series. She's got some great words of advice here. You can always start something. In fact it's easy to start things. It's the things that you're resilient with that you become good at. The key to being a good writer, … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Melissa Rosenberg
Up next in our series of Emmy nominees in the category of Writing for a Drama Series is Peter Morgan for having written "The Crown." If you'd like to see a full list of nominees and the winners you can find them here: Emmy Winners 2017. Before this, Peter had been most well-known for having written movies … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Peter Morgan
Who would have thought you'd learn one of the most important lessons of writing from a 6-year-old boy and his imaginary tiger friend? Writing is an art and a business. The balance is tough, but once you understand the balance there's no question that you'll enjoy every moment of what you do.
“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day, so start writing. You don’t have a job? Get one. Any job. Don’t sit at home waiting for the magical opportunity. Who are you? Prince William? No. Get a job. Go to work. Do something until you can do something else.” … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Shonda Rhimes
This one is for all the sci-fi writers out there. I'm reading an amazing book, called "The Singularity Is Near," by Ray Kurzweil. I'd recommend it to anybody if you want to understand the way the world is changing, and how technology and science could shape the world in the next 30 years and beyond. … Continue reading Quote of the Day – Arthur C. Clarke
I should probably start off by saying I used to work on "Better Call Saul," and was fortunate enough to get to know Gordon, and the rest of the writers, a little bit while working on Season 2. He's a great guy, and I want to congratulate him on his second Emmy nomination. Way to … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Gordon Smith
Honestly, I don't think there's a right way to write. Typically, I'm the guy who will plan and plan until my story is ready to explode out of me. There's only so much planning you can do, and then you're just procrastinating. That being said, some of my best ideas have come during brainstorming, or … Continue reading Friday Fun – Writing the Right Way
Now that Halloween is over, and all the scary things have gone to bed, it's time to laugh a little. Am I right? I'm definitely a subscriber of Whedon's advice here, and think it connects to life as well as writing. It's healthy in the dark times to give the audience a laugh, or a … Continue reading QOTD – Joss Whedon
I just found out Alec Berg has written for some of my favorite comedies, and it's no wonder because "Silicon Valley" has been generating a crazy amount of laughs out of me these past few years. It's definitely one of the shows I look most forward to watching each year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw Alec Berg was recently … Continue reading In-Depth Interview – Alec Berg