Here’s a holdover question that is apropos for the holiday season. From Susan:
have a good friend who writes for a tv show. What's a good gift to get
for a tv writer, especially one who's out of work right now (between
seasons, hoping to get picked up for next season) and is working on her
own projects for a while? I got her a book on writing once that I love
("Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott) but it didn't go over well - she said
she doesn't really like to read writing books, since she already has her
own process that works well for her. Any hints or help?
Yeah, writers generally don’t take well to writing/motivation books. PAY THEM! That’s all the damn motivation they need.
You can’t get them clothes because most of their wardrobe comes from show jackets and shirts. I still get compliments on my IT’S ALL RELATIVE fleece.
I polled a number of writers and this seemed to be the general consensus.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve, 20 years old bourbon.
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