Finally settling into L.A. Reading Robert McKee’s classic book on how to write a compelling screenplay, Story. Actually, my literary agent recommended the book to me years ago to help me give my novel a more dramatic arc. So, that book is not just for screenwriters. I’m re-reading it now, at Patys, a retro diner recommended by L.A. Magazine, in Toluca Lake, which is near Burbank’s Media Center, the home of studios like Warner Bros. and Disney (and Jay Leno :) ). They had a house lovely Cabernet (and the waitress graciously asked to see my ID when I ordered!) and delicious, homey chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes.