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Finding The Right Frequency

The first time one of my stories written for television, actually made it on television, was a huge shock to me. The director didn’t call or send a check in the mail. 375 more words

BOS Fashion

If New Slow Cooker Recipes Were Pitched the Same Way as Television Programs


A swell office, if you like IKEA furniture and clear glass awards. Oh, and posters of old, classic slow cooker recipes that the person sitting behind the desk wishes he was involved in developing. 473 more words

Gilmore Girls Is Over. Move On. [SPOILER-FREE]

Having been only 8 years old when Gilmore Girls first premiered in 2000, I didn’t first watch the series until a few years after it ended. 912 more words

Meg Dowell

What 'How to Get Away with Murder' Can Teach You About Flashbacks in Storytelling

How to Get Away with Murder’s writing has always impressed me. It somehow always manages to correct its flaws about as quickly as they appear, surprise me even when I’m convinced I know what’s going to happen next, and keep my full attention every second of each episode, season after season. 597 more words

Meg Dowell

Westworld: A Storyteller's Story

Normally I hold off on TV show reviews until its had a full season so I can review the entire season’s arc, but I’ve been enjoying  1,935 more words


Westworld: Evil Pricks

I was in the process of writing an article about the awesome way Westworld uses its own story to teach people about good storytelling, when this line from last night’s episode reminded me of something I wanted to talk about for a long time. 2,249 more words

TV Writing

Luke Cage: Invulnerable Skin, Vulnerable Story

We originally met Luke Cage in Jessica Jones where he was tending bar in Hell’s Kitchen, the man with unbreakable skin. Much like Superman this presents a problem for the writers: how do you generate any kind of danger when the character is invulnerable. 2,137 more words