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John and Craig explore how story develops from a synthesis of character and plot, and why writers need to continually shift their frames of reference between “inside” and “outside” the experience of their heroes.
We also tackle the idea of “you can’t teach funny” and what to do when you share a famous person’s name.
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UPDATE 7-10-17: The transcript of this episode can be found here.