Why TV Writers Need to Watch TV

People who want to write are often told that they should read as much as they can in order to improve their craft. “Readers are the best writers,” we are told, with this phrase being up there with such popular refrains as “write what you know” and “show, don’t tell.” Likewise, people who want to write for television are advised to watch a lot of TV (read: be an average American college student during finals week). But how important is it really? Continue reading