A Ten-year-old Offers A Lesson In Persuasion

When I studied screenwriting a decade ago, one of the most important concepts I learned was specificity. When writing a story, push hard for the telling detail, said my teacher, the incomparable Nika Rylski. Don’t say it is a late model sedan. Say it is a midnight blue Lexus with a broken right headlight. Don’t tell us…

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The business of delivering TV stories

“The TV business: A primer for the uninformed” This is a wonderfully researched “insider’s view” type article, written by Alan Wolk and posted on his blog, The Toadstool — Random Notes from the Convergence of the Internet and TV. Wolk dives behind the scenes to tell us what’s going on in the media world (and…

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