Guilty Pleasures

Things I’ve Learned About Writing From Watching TV

Top Chef and The Next Food Network Star
The judges often tell chefs they need to have a point of view. There needs to be something unique about them that appeals to others. A writer, much like a chef has to have a Point of View (POV) too, something they want the readers to take away from their work.

Dance You’re A** Off
A writer, much a dancer, can’t just do the moves, they have to feel them. Neither can rely on technique alone. The moves/words must be infused with passion.

Project Runway
Fashion designers can sometimes get carried away and have too much material on an outfit.  It can make the most beautiful model look clunky. Writer’s, like designers, have to edit their work. Sometimes writers/designers have to cut out unnecessary things that look nice but serve no purpose.

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