John and Craig propose a challenge for every screenwriter: only write interesting scenes. They discuss why following this precept is so important and offer tips for implementing it proactively.
We also answer listener questions about set pieces, virtual rooms, and juggling multiple projects.
In our bonus segment for premium members, we consider whether Covid-19 has changed the landscape about whether writers still need to live in Los Angeles.
- Getting Things Done in a Pandemic
- Fetch the Boltcutters
- End of the Century
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- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
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UPDATE 5-12-2020 The transcript for this episode can now be found here.