Thursday, April 24, 2014

The 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.  

- Billy Marshall Stoneking


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