"Flaming" cocktails contain a small ...Hollywood likes to keep her artists thirsty. She rarely fills your glass to the brim.

As a working writer, I feel incredibly fortunate do what I love. That’s not to say there aren’t disappointments. In this business, you’re gonna hear “no” a lot more than you’re gonna hear “yes.”

I’d like to share tales from my fellow filmmakers and TV colleagues for keeping our glasses half-full in Hollywood. If you’re looking for encouragement, support, advice and sometimes a funny story, welcome. You will not have to endure rants, tirades, or massive meltdowns. You can find plenty of rants about Hollywood elsewhere on the Interwebs.

Still thirsty? Come have a drink.