remote control that so many writers employ and see as a manifestation
of creative authority camouflages an inherent weakness. The best
dramatic writers strive to invent or find ways that close the gap
between themselves and the other characters. The willingness and the
ability to place yourself squarely inside the anxiety states of the
characters - and to walk around in their shoes - always provides a more
compelling vantage point. It is a powerful and humbling position, and
requires great strength, courage and conviction.