How to Break a Story with a Team
It's Black Friday so you know what that means! Tell'em Steve Dave Christmas Pod! As always it was amazing. If you don't buy it the second it comes out you really are living life wrong. Just saying.
Anyways, so I've been thinking about what I should talk on here besides random thoughts I have every day. How about process? Now I've never been in a real writers room, something that I keep trying to change and one day I will! However I have hosted a couple rooms. Both for video races. The first race I broke the story in the room with everyone involved and wrote the story in the room with import from everyone else as I go. I like this method because I get to see what is working as I go and not at the end. It is a nice shake up. If something is going astray I can fix it instead of finishing the script and finding out none of it work.
The second race we broke the most basic outline in the room then I went off and made a detailed outline and passed it off to my friend to write. I would go in and check on him from time to time. It is the closest I've come so far to being a showrunner. I loved it but missed the writing myself. While coming up with stories is the best part writing lines of dialogue is almost just as fun and I missed it.
When you start writing you should find what process works best for you. Try as many different ways as you can. Never be afraid to experiment and don't get discouraged when you fail. Every falls before they soar, that's just a fact of life. Happy writing!
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Jonathan Gutheinz vents about everything under the sun.