When I was a kid, I took a writing class at our suburban library, taught by a local children’s author. I don’t remember much of what we did in the class, but I’ll always remember one thing the teacher said. Being a writer, she said, was carte blanche to go anywhere; for example, to gather research for a book or article, a writer might sit in an emergency room for 24 hours straight, observing what went on.
I have yet to do that, but being a writer today took me to a similar place: A Hollywood studio, where I and the other critics at the TV Critics’ Association summer press tour visited the hospital set of “Grey’s Anatomy” and the police set of “The Shield.” Both were places I never thought I’d be, and both were fascinating.You can read about my TV studio visits by starting here and reading all the way through, or by jumping to each individually:
You have the right to remain silent on the set of "The Shield"
To the "Grey's Anatomy" set, STAT, with a McDreamy martini