So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?

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So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?

Post by Mike » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:45 am

TL;DR - "So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve? It absolutely can."

Personally, I really, really suck at dialogue. Probably because I read a lot more than I watch. Or I just suck as a writer.

"The Value of TV/Movies/AV Media to a Writer"

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Re: So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?

Post by Chad Peter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:46 am

Mike wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:45 am
TL;DR - "So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve? It absolutely can."

Personally, I really, really suck at dialogue. Probably because I read a lot more than I watch. Or I just suck as a writer.

"The Value of TV/Movies/AV Media to a Writer"

http://www.chrisbrecheen.com/2013/04/th ... media.html
Interesting - added to reading list!

I've always been curious about this. Stephen King might disagree - that a writer must read in order to know how to write (I'd post a link to where he said that, but I'm lazy).

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Re: So can watching TV and movies help someone's writing improve?

Post by Faldor » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:23 am

Chad Peter wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:46 am
Stephen King might disagree - that a writer must read in order to know how to write (I'd post a link to where he said that, but I'm lazy).
I'm pretty sure it's part of "On Writing". A lot of books about writing talk about how people should watch less television if they want to find more time to write, which can make sense but I assume a lot of it comes from the time before television being where a lot of the best writing happened.

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