Are you watching?


Did you see Heroes last night? Fantastic. I told you. And I was so happy to see the second episode of Studio 60 held up. Talk about amazing writing. That Aaron Sorkin has it going on. In fact, for dialog, I’m going to suggest all writers watch his shows whether it’s The West Wing, Sports Night or this one. I was just blown away last night. Can you tell? If you missed Studio 60, they are showing the episode on Oh, and look for Sorkin when they are in the writers’ room. What a hoot.

I also want to suggest something to anyone who may be in a funk or be angry with someone, and they can’t seem to find the words to express how they feel. Write a letter. Put everything you are feeling in that letter. Then don’t send it. Just keep it for at least a few days. There’s something about committing thoughts to paper that seems to ease the burden. I know better. I know when I’m really angry, or someone disapoints me, if I write a letter it makes me feel better. I just wish I hadn’t waited so long this time. I’m all about the therapy today. (Smiles)
I’m still dealing with the crud, but thanks to the blessing of Mucinex, I’m feeling a bit better tonight. I hope all is well in your world. -C


About Candace Havens

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written six novels for Berkley including, Charmed & Dangerous, Charmed & Ready, Charmed & Deadly, Like A Charm, The Demon King and I and Dragons Prefer Blondes. Her new venture is writing for the Blaze line of Harlequin. Those books include Take Me If You Dare, She Who Dares, Wins, Truth and Dare, and The Model Marine. She is also in the anthology Spirited, and the proceeds go to help literacy. Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards. She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 1800 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.

4 responses »

  1. Heroes

    I did see heroes. And I can’t wait until next week to see what happens next. They have a great line up of actors too. It’s about time the networks get on the scifi band wagon. Love the japanese guy. I am a Super Hero.

  2. I love love LOVED Heroes! I haven’t seen the second episode of Studio 60 yet, but I recorded it. I really enjoyed the first episode, though. And, yeah, Sorkin does amazing dialogue.

  3. I big puffy heart mucinex myself. I did not realize Sorkin did Sports Night. That was one of my favorite shows. As you said, the dialog was great. rest, rest, tea, fluids, hot showers, all that good stuff.

  4. Wow, Candy, I hope you feel better soon.

    I understand about the writing it all out. Sometimes I feel I can get it out of my head that way. At least a little.


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