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Write to TV, 2nd Edition by Martie Cook

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE GET-GO

Shortly before I turned sweet sixteen, I begged my mother to take me on a trip to Los Angeles. Most girls my age had their sights set on the junior prom. I was thinking about my future career as a TV writer.

Why my mother actually agreed to this crazy cross-country jaunt is still somewhat of a mystery to me. Whatever her reason, a few months later we left our small Cape Cod town, hopped on a westbound 737 and headed for Southern California. Once there, we drove along the Sunset Strip, strolled the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and marveled at the footprints outside Grauman’s Theatre. A few days later, we took the Universal Studios tour. I remember standing in the hills above ...

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