Carrie Fisher

“It’s very cathartic for me when I can write about whatever’s happened. I’m a warhorse; if I have a situation…

1 year ago

Building Character

“A funny habit isn’t a character trait; [creating character is] about finding things which can be single adjective traits, like…

1 year ago

Choosing Well

“[A moment] may seem inevitable to you because that’s how you saw the movie. It was not. It didn’t have…

1 year ago

Humor as a gateway emotion

“Often it’s humor that gets me into a scene, because I’m enjoying myself when I’m writing something funny. And in…

1 year ago

Kasdan on Creating Characters

“Ask yourself as things are bouncing around down there, is it true? Does this feel true? And it doesn’t mean…

2 years ago

The Opposite of Funny

“‘Funny’ and ‘serious’ are not opposites. The opposite of funny is ‘not funny.’ You can absolutely be funny and serious…

2 years ago

Bob Nelson on Theme

“People would ask what ‘Nebraska’ was about. And I always thought it was about forgiveness, not just me forgiving my…

2 years ago

Wodehouse on Outlining

“It is my practice to make about 400 pages of notes before starting a novel and during this process there…

2 years ago