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What I Learned from Lost

What I Learned from Lost

Lost was my first serious tutor in writing for TV. Understand, I never watched the show when it was super popular in the early 2000s. I tend to avoid shows that everyone is talking about. I’ve never seen The Sopranos. I don’t watch House of Cards. Game of Thrones was six seasons in before I started following it. The Walking Dead was in its seventh season when I binged it on Netflix. Call it a contrarian tendency but it’s the…

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The TV Pilot’s Many Jobs!

The TV Pilot’s Many Jobs!

In last week’s blog, I shared that I shifted from writing novels to writing for the screen after a demoralizing experience with my self-published novel series, “Ashes, Ashes.”  At the Booksellers Association Expo BEA) in New York City, I realized that my books were just a tiny drop in an ocean of words, virtually indistinguishable from a dozen others. So of course, after realizing my dreams of becoming a bestselling author had crumbled to dust,  the only logical thing to…

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Adventures in Television

Adventures in Television

I spent last week in Los Angeles, working on my “television career.”  Why the air quotes? Because this experience feels a lot like I’m living in a dream… and at any moment the alarm is going to go off. I keep having to pinch myself to make sure this is all really happening. It’s been one of the most confusing and exciting times of my life. It’s also been so completely unpredictable that I find myself completely unable to anticipate…

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