"Some people say writers shoot themselves in the foot by romanticizing the process, and I couldn’t disagree more. Dismissing the cognitive magic of the written word is less a thesis on how writers glorify something that everyone can technically do and more a reflection of society’s propensity to treat writing as yet another aspect of our individuality that must be commodified."
Creating the idea for a show or movie starts the honeymoon period of creativity, but it will soon dissipate unless you know how it will end. The bridge between your premise and your ending is where the bulk of your story will grow. Feed it! (Photo by Cody Hiscox on Unsplash) Coming up with a Continue reading →
You can have a good story without good writing, but you cannot have good writing without good story. Designated Survivor (2016 - Present) is an example of a show whose story can be compelling enough that even the pickiest viewer can overlook writing and production hiccups... but not forever. Update 7/24: So we started the Continue reading →
Reading through the scripts gives you a chance to experience Craig Mazin's gift for visual storytelling, and emphasizes how well precision and craft come together to form this beautiful narrative. You can get a copy of the Chernobyl scripts here: Episode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5
The Coping with Creativity podcast has been on hiatus as I struggle through my own journey of getting out of this hole that I've dug myself in. Even those of us who proffer self-respect and ascribing value to our work could to well to heed our own advice--and just like you, sometimes it's hard to Continue reading →