The Next Gig: Important Information for Aspiring Reality Writer/Producers

Originally posted on REALITYTVBOOK.COM:
I had a conversation recently with a young film school grad that was feeling betrayed by his choice of career. He’d managed to turn an Office PA position into a Story Assist gig on a reality program back in 2012.  That show wrapped in February, and as of the time…

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Counting down…

So, I’m officially in the last three days of my Spring Break. I’ve been pleasantly lazy, working on absolutely nothing and getting to bed at a reasonable hour every night. I’ve enjoyed being unproductive, but I don’t want to end my Spring Break without accomplishing something, so I’m going to call on my followers here…

A Photo in The Flowerbed

As I was walking through my neighborhood a few weeks ago, I stumbled across this photo sitting in the flowerbed. There were no houses nearby, just shops and an elementary school, so I had no idea where it had come from. I didn’t pick up the picture, but I stared at it for several minutes,…

The Short Doc: Memoirs of a Yo-Yo Dieter

For those of you that follow both of my blogs, I apologize that you’re seeing this post twice. I promised myself that if I went through with it and created this documentary on my eating disorder, I’d share it with the world. If you’re going to do anything in life, do it well and do…

Sleep is for the Weak!

I’ve spent the last two nights staying up until 2am. Not by choice, but that’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed the project. I’ve spent the last two evenings editing the footage from my documentary and putting it together with still photos, slides, music, and narration to hopefully create a usable short film. I’ve learned…

Babies can wait!

Now that my husband and I are going on our 6th year of marriage this April, most people feel it’s appropriate – if not actually mandated in some way – to ask when we’re going to start popping out babies. The way they talk about it, it would seem that it’s my moral and cultural…

Offer is IN!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh! We did it! I just scanned the million-page document in and formally submitted an offer for Dream House Numero Uno. They have until the close of business day tomorrow to respond; that feels like a year from now. I’m practically hyperventilating with anticipation over here. You’d think the second time around it wouldn’t be…

BREAK!

It’s official! I’m on Winter Break! I feel like a child, celebrating the vacation from school with a level of enthusiasm that would put religious zealots to shame. Last night, with no assignments or due dates to worry about, I took my time at the gym [10 miles in 90 minutes!], made a nice dinner,…

Seven Tips to Stand Out as a Blogger

Ohhhh! More in the presentation from Eric Fletcher! So I’m going to keep sharing. 🙂 Begin by Listening. Be Everywhere and Be Generous! Connect the Dots with a New Perspective! Go Beyond a Template! Showcase Original Content Be Authentic and Be Passionate Build a Community! Well, there we go. I learn, you learn, we all…