Be it your passion, your profession or your art, never leave
anything to chance. Instead, take the bull by the horns and DO
SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
I say that in all honesty.
Because of my own writing schedule, it had been a while since I had
taken any kind of course that could inspire me to think out of the
box–not only about what I write and how I write, but how to take
advantage of what I've already written.
With that in mind, I signed up for a three-hour workshop offered by the great folks at mediabistro.com ( a must-use resource for anyone who does any kind of writing, be it commercial or literary writing).
This particular workshop, on how to write for television, was taught by the illustrious Laurie Scheer,a
revered Hollywood insider whose been everthing from a savvy d-girl, to
producer, to network VP of development, and lived to tell about
it–and, I'm guessing, still gets beaucoup lunch invitations at the
Grill, despite having penned a really great book about life there on
Planet Hollywood. It's a must-read for every player: CREATIVE CAREERS IN HOLLYWOOD.
Then go take one of her courses. Because it (your success) ain't gonna happen by osmosis.
Live and learn,