THE OTHER NETWORK WRITER'S ROOM

INSIDE THE ART, CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF WRITING for Film, TV, Books, Stage, Print or Digital Media (with Particular Attention to Comedy)

Get Perspective (& Notes) from “The best writing coach in Hollywood”

Get written notes and in-depth consultation about your writing project from a veteran writer and writing coach.

Get your book or script written and make it the best it can be BEFORE sending it to agents, producers or publishers.

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Comedy Writing (and Wronging) – A Panel Discussion, Monday June 26 in LA

Covering multiple comic styles and comedy formats (TV, standup, essay, etc.), how to get more laughs, lighten up, and create comedy on a structural level for TV, film or prose.

June 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

TV + Comedy = Brent Forrester

If you are now, or ever have, or ever want to write comedy, listen to Mr. Brent Forrester. He got his start as a writer for the Ben Stiller Show … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tricks of the Trade: Writing Advice from the Experts – A panel for Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC)

Writing advice and tips from Brent Forrester (The Office, The Simpsons). Ellen Sandler (Everybody Loves Raymond), Robert Ramsey (Life, Intolerable Cruelty), moderated by Greg Miller

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tools for Writers

– How to write a book
– How to rewrite a script
– Overcome writer’s block
– Creative writing prompts & writing exercises

January 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

“D” is for Defense Mechanism

These categories can help you develop and dimensionalize characters – and to help shape storylines – in any kind of fiction. Of course, it made me proud that my favorite personal defense mechanism is Humor, which is considered a ‘Mature’ defense.

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Just in the (Saint) Nick of Time for Xmas, “Miller’s Compendium” is here!

“Miller’s Compendium” is an encyclopedic catalog of writing resources. GET IT NOW – 100s of lists & articles – 1000s of links – 500 ‘pages’ Timeless wisdom – Vintage graphics … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Character, Action and Theme – from Jennine Ianouette

A great way to think about what kind of story you’re telling – or different dimensions in your story – from Jennine Ianouette: https://www.screentakes.com/finding-new-screenplay-structures/

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Five Phases of the Writing Process (for any book or script)

I have found there are five distinct phases in the process of writing a book or script. I’ve written, and helped writers write, a lot of different projects in a … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Five Rides You Can Give Your Reader

Any good story gives the reader a ride. Usually, the sooner the reader knows what kind of ride they’re taking, the more they can relax and enjoy it. I’m not … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Beginning of “Miller’s Compendium of Timeless Tools for the Modern Writer” has begun!

It’s the end of a wildly-successful Kickstarter campaign to finance production of this wildly-ambitious mega reference e-book for writers. The campaign ends this Saturday, July 11 at 8am p.s.t. so … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · 3 Comments