Why you need to be nice to writers

by Carl Natale on August 20, 2010

The Wall Street Journal has a great story on what happens if you cross a television script writer. If you’re an actor, you get written out of the script. If you’re not famous, you become an unflattering character.

Yes this sounds awfully passive-aggressive. But it gets explained beautifully in the last paragraph.

This “We’re all writers,” adds co-creator Mike Barker. “If we weren’t cowards, we’d be actors.”

via From “Seinfeld” to “Family Guy”: Revenge of the TV Writers – WSJ.com.

The whole thing is worth reading. It has some wonderful examples.

It makes me want to write fiction. I got a long list of characters I want to write about.


Sure. Apparently it’s award winning writing though.

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