The Writing Process

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Aug 2016

Three New TV Books Reviewed

Posted by / in Book Reviews, The Industry, The Writing Process / 6 comments

I’m a sucker for TV books, even those about shows I didn’t watch or don’t particularly like…because, often, I can learn something new about the development, writing and production of TV series that I didn’t know before despite my own experience in the biz.  Here are some short reviews of three recent releases. Irwin Allen’s […]

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Aug 2016

Writing Diagnosis Murder & How to Plot a Mystery

Posted by / in Diagnosis Murder, Mystery Writing, The Writing Process / 7 comments

The difficulty, the sheer, agonizing torture, of writing DIAGNOSIS MURDER is telling a good story while, at the same time, constructing a challenging puzzle. To me, the story is more important than the puzzle — the book should be driven by character conflict, not my need to reveal clues. The revelations should come naturally out of character, because people read books to see interesting people in interesting situations…not to solve puzzles. A mystery, without the character and story, isn’t very entertaining.

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17

May 2016

A Great Interview with David Levinson

Posted by / in On Other Blogs, The Writing Process / 2 comments

The good folks at the Classic TV History blog are doing God’s work. They’ve just done their second, in-depth interview with TV writer-producer David Levinson, whose many credits include THE BOLD ONES: THE SENATOR, SARGE, CHARLIES ANGELS, HART TO HART, NIKITA and scores of other shows. It’s a long, detailed, terrific interview filled with fascinating […]

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