Meet Guest Author, Andy Cowan from this post on The Story Reading Ape Blog.
I always believed if I could circumvent the endless decisions-by-committee that prevent most TV projects from reaching audiences in today’s marketplace, I would have had my own shows on the air that audiences would have embraced – based on my sensibility and the iconic shows I’ve learned from and worked on. Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer’s Guide to Seeing Stars (with a foreword by Jay Leno) is my chance to finally let the audience, the reader, be the judge.
The entertainment world is collaborative and unpredictable and usually outside of your control. It’s important to get along with people, but sometimes it’s more dangerous to keep diplomatically playing the game than it is to burn a bridge and build a new one to your sanity. As I write in the chapter, “The Opposite of Holding Back,” if the meek inherited the earth, menus wouldn’t have lamb…
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