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7 Things Writers Wish You’d Stop Saying to Them

When I tell people I’m a writer, inevitably there comes some questions that are really hard to answer. Well-meaning people ask me questions that NO ONE WOULD ASK ANYBODY ELSE*. I thought my fellow writers could sympathize with this list, and the non-writers can understand why these types of questions bug us. Enjoy! 1. Have […]

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In the TV Writers Room: An Interview With Heather Flanders

My friend Darren Belitsky is a funny dude. He’s the head writer at the hilarious Comedy Central show @midnight, which if you haven’t seen, you need to right now. But really, I’ve been impressed with his fiancée Heather Flanders, a talented writer herself, who wrote on the new sitcom, Undateable. I’ll be honest. I’m very […]

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An Interview With Celena Cipriaso: Her Advice for TV Writing, Playwriting, & Writing Personal Stories

I first met Celena when we went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts together, studying dramatic writing. Truth be told, we totally bonded over our love of Sweet Valley High books. Once we discovered this, we headed to the Barnes & Noble on Astor Place (which I don’t think exists any more) and read […]

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TV Writing & Playwriting Tips with Bekah Brunstetter

I love TV teen dramas. It all started with My So-Called Life and 90210 (the old school one, duh). My fave teen drama is Friday Night Lights fan (clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose!), but I have a special place for Switched at Birth. It’s about two teen girls who are switched at birth, and […]

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5 Tips for Networking as a Writer by Guest Blogger Eric Loo

I’m excited to share this post by guest blogger Eric Loo. Eric is a playwright, teacher, and TV writer who I met at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts when we were both studying dramatic writing. I always admired that Eric was able to get out there and talk about his writing and […]

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In the TV Writers Room: An Interview with Jessica Gao

I first met the lovely, talented, and general badass Jessica Gao when she worked with my husband, Brendan Hay, on the awesome Nickelodeon TV show, The Mighty B! (It’s no longer on the air, but the main character was voiced by the super talented Amy Poehler, so you know it’s good.) Ever since then, I’ve […]

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TV Writing 101 with Brendan Hay

I am a very lucky lady because I’m married to a super talented TV writer and I wanted to share his tips and advice for writing for TV. Yes, he has a long list of amazing TV credits (The Simpsons, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Robot Chicken, The Mighty B!) and been nominated for […]

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