I recently discovered a great blog called Notes From a Hack. The blogger writes under the name Irwin Handleman, "Full time comedy writer. Part time Bachelor-ologist."
I really enjoy "Irwin's" voice and find that he and I are often of like minds on a subject, but as far as my readers are concerned, his on-going series "An Overnight Success Story" is a must-read. In the seven parts posted so far, Irwin talks about how his writing career started, from impressing his boss with a script she was over the moon for, to single-handedly resurrecting a dead project at Lionsgate, only realize the director brought onto the script didn't get the material. Then, he not only had to endure a cringe-inducing viewing of the film, but found his contribution completely invalidated by WGA arbitration.
This is the business you all want to be a part of, folks:
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