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Three Female-Driven Shows You’ve Got to Catch

Three Female-Driven Shows You’ve Got to Catch

This blog is a little different. Because I aspire to write film and TV, I try to keep up with new offerings in both those media. (Okay, so it’s also an excuse to watch more television and justifies my MoviePass subscription!) This week, I want to tell you about three new shows I’ve started watching that indicate the #MeToo movement has hit the TV landscape hard—and we can expect to see more female-driven content in the months and years to…

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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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