Gaining a New Perspective


Here’s a great post by Author Cherley Grogg on things writers might gain from watching reality television

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

Get a group of friends together and talk tends to segue into what everyone likes and dislikes—sometimes all at the same time. I had lunch with some wonderful ladies, and the conversation moved into the realm of the burgeoning variety of reality programming television has today. Now, I hear you, we all miss the larger range of scripted shows. Yet even as we laughed and groaned, and sometimes cheered over the shows, I realized how many good business and life lessons can be taken out of the boiled down ideas of this viewing genre. Give me a chance to explain first. Okay, you ready?

There are a lot of good lessons we can learn from reality television.

Yes, I usually take things from a writer’s perspective, but business is business, no matter the business you’re in, and while I admit that I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, I…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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