First the A-Z then Celebrate The Small Things:
A-Z: What I Learned About Writing from Watching TV: W
Ah West Wing. The obvious choice for W.
Also: Rob Lowe. Which would make up for a lot of bad writing but in this instance, he doesn’t have to.
West Wing is an intelligent show which doesn’t try not to be. It doesn’t assume the audience are idiots. I live in the UK and I don’t know the ins and outs of American politics like somebody who lives in America, but the show never felt the need to overly explain it to me. The dialogue was fast. The politics were argued, but not so much it overwhelmed the plot. We saw people with important jobs as people. It was witty. It assumed we could follow, and we did.
Don’t assume you have to write down and explain everything. Sometimes, people will get it.
Now to Celebrate The Small Things! 26 April Edition.
I do this every week and an awesome bunch of people join in with me. We celebrate a few small things from that week. The 'I finally lost that final 2 pounds' 'I went to the gym' 'I wrote a chapter of a new idea' type celebrations. See here for more info.
My celebrations is reaching W in the A-Z OF COURSE. YAY!
How about you?
Here's the linky: do hop around and celebrate with other people ;)