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Happy Belated Birthday, Doctor Who

Written for Time to celebrate last November’s 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and left unpublished for reasons too ridiculous and complicated to get into. At one point in Russell T. Davies’ wonderful The Writer’s Tale, a book about his creative … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 Writingthoughts

Work Not In Progress: The LEGO Movie

Another abandoned spec piece, on The LEGO Movie. This one wasn’t coming together either, and the more I think about it now, weeks after writing it, the more I think that I was writing out of my ass and didn’t … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

Begin the Begin

For no real reason whatsoever, here’s a pitch document that I sent to Time at the start of the month (Minus the pitch that was approved). This is the kind of format I work in for them, although it tends … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 Writingthoughts ,

The Previously Ill-Considered Importance of “Previously, On…”

This piece was written on spec for Time, and never used. After finishing the second season premiere of House of Cards, two thoughts stuck in my head. The first was, of course, related to that thing that happens, the thing … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 Writingthoughts

One More Thing

The first draft for a thing for Time that ended up being rewritten from scratch and, bizarrely, about an entirely different television show altogether (although, if/when it goes live, you will see mention of Columbo in there). *** Somehow, more … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 Writingthoughts , ,

Things You Weren’t Supposed To See #23

It’s been a week for writing things and then starting over from scratch, for multiple reasons, and multiple projects — the sheer volume of material written that’ll never see the light of day this week is both staggering and ultimately … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 Writingthoughts ,

Ahead of Schedule/Thinking of Scheduling

An odd day. Yesterday, I wrote a bunch; today, I wrote a lot of emails to set up things for later writing (A lot of invoicing, too; it is the last day of the month, after all). It’s probably a … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 Writingthoughts , , ,

The Story That Never Ended

Somehow, I forgot today was Wednesday, which means I almost didn’t link you to my Time Entertainment piece for the week: High (Concept) Anxiety: Are Big Ideas Bad for TV? This was the piece I was complaining about yesterday, the … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 Writingthoughts ,

Before You Ask…

…Yes, I am proud that I managed to get the phrase “Threat or Menace” onto Time’s Entertainment front page today.

November 7, 2012 Writingthoughts ,

Two For The Price of One

This is a screenshot from the front page of as I write these very words. Those two un-pixelated stories? They’re both by me; weirdly and somewhat wonderfully, I ended up doing two stories for Time this week (Yes, the … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 Writingthoughts ,