The story is about a guy named Hank Moody who moved to Los Angeles from New York City when his novel was made into a movie. He got buried beneath all that the city had to offer him. It wasn’t much besides an outlet for his many vices; women, booze and cigarettes. But we must not forget Hank’s one true love, the written word. He has an uncanny knack for telling it like it is. He writes what he wants when he wants to do it. This lifestyle is perpetuated in movies and television, however, you can’t help but compare it with the staunch reality of journalism.
Creativity is always important! But the fact of the matter is that sometimes you just have to give up what you really feel like saying and write about what is relevant. The truth is that there are only a small percentage of people who will experience writing and life the way that Hank Moody does. For the rest of us, producing objective stories on a deadline will be the key to our success.