THE CREATIVE

A serialized, Insider's exploration of the creative process, unpacking inspiration, expression and a good old-fashioned love of television & film. 

EPISODE SIX: WRITE WELL  (4minutes:23seconds)

Writing is more than just plot. It's creating compelling characters for audiences to invest in.  And it's not just the leads. Every person who shows up on frame should advance the plot and give information. And they should also entertain, even if they're a waiter, toll booth operator, receptionist, etc. -  the seemingly ancillary members of a scene. Because creating those small moments is how we grab onto the story.  The best thing about the cinematic experience is that is it a communal art form.   As Writers, why not use as much of it as we can?