Beautiful Writers Podcast
Charles Sailor: Hollywood Rebel
Apr 27, 2017
Charles Sailor, a Hollywood screenwriter and the New York Times bestselling novelist of "THE SECOND SON” (a book that sold six million copies in the late 70s and has been optioned by the biggest stars) is the single biggest influence on Linda Sivertsen's writing career.
“Uncle Chuck,” as she calls him, was her late father’s best friend and her model for what a writer’s life looked life. While he was in L.A. scripting TV shows like “Kojak,” “Rockford Files,”“Chips,” “Get Christie Love!” and “Charlie’s Angels,” Linda and her family were living in Northern California, but when he’d visit, the glamor and excitement of his world infused their home like cologne. She was his biggest fan—still is—and followed him from room to room, including into his limo on book tour, determined to learn everything a teenager could about his world.
Wrestling with fears or lack of faith in your abilities? Not if Charles Sailor has anything to say about it. The sky's the limit with this guy who has cheated death; broken American publishing records; penned some of your favorite TV shows, and brought a top movie studio to its knees. But to Linda, he's just Uncle Chuck—dreamer and magic maker. If you're pining for whopping doses of possibility thinking and stellar real-world writing tips about how to craft stories readers can’t put down, it's all here.