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A Writer’s Obsession with Sons of Anarchy

Psst….lean in. I have a secret obsession–Sons of Anarchy (SOA).

For a writer, there’s a lot to be learned from this highly addictive series on FX.  A while back, I started watching the series on Netflix. The show is currently running in its sixth season, and I’m almost caught up. This series has a great premise with talented actors, dark humor, a tangled web of subplots, and constant surprises.

This is the story of Jax Teller (played by Charlie Hunnam) and a motorcycle club called SAMCRO in small town Charming, CA. Jax’s mother is played by Katey Sagal (famous for her role as Peggy Bundy in Married with Children). Jax’s stepfather that I love to hate is played by Ron Perlman. The entire cast does an amazing job with this story.

SOA was created by Kurt Sutter who writes, produces, and acts on the show. Let’s discuss how an author can learn from this series. How do the screenwriters keep America tuned in?

SOA is supposed to run for seven seasons. As a writer, I’m trying to predict the fate of the characters and their motorcycle club. The good thing is that I know they’ll surprise me.

*Warning: Sons of Anarchy has adult themes, violence, and nudity.

BIO: Brinda lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She’s terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.