THE CREATIVE

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

EPISODE SEVENTEEN: THE BITCH OF CONCEIT

Returning to the concept of conceit in writing, this episode asks the hard question: what is your script trying to say?  To examine this, I choose a show that just about everyone knows.  Being popular, however, doesn’t mean it’s universally understood.  But to distill theme or idea keeps both the writer on point and the audience with something to grasp onto and in the end that’s the best brand of storytelling.