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No matter what medium a writer works with, he or she must absorb as many novels, articles, short stories, long nonfiction, poems, comics, songs, plays, films and television programs as possible in order to learn the numerous ways in which people communicate.
Anything involving the written or spoken word provides lessons on what to do and what not to do when telling a story or conveying a thesis statement. Even though television today supposedly swarms with some of the most ridiculous, self-absorbed personalities and mind-numbing cliches, the history of the medium (up to and including the current era) still includes some sterling examples of excellent writing.
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus
- Mad Men
- The Venture Bros.
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