Spitballing

Just finished an hour and a half-long Skype session with a collaborator that I can only describe as writer’s room-ing.

It was intense. But good intense.

We were essentially spitballing ways to improve a couple of short scripts he’d written for the end of a webseries – no, not that series, but yes, the same guy – that we’re shooting at the end of the month.

I’m acting in a producer/script editor capacity so I had no involvement in the genesis or initial drafting of the scripts, so when we started the process a few months ago with the earlier episodes I was hesitant to say what I really thought.

It was different to working on I Am Tim, where we developed the story as a group and often got stuck into each other’s scripts and weren’t afraid to speak up when a possibly-beloved line wasn’t working.

Thankfully, we’re now at this stage with t’other project; I feel a lot more comfortable suggestion new lines or adjustments to structure and our long, long conversation was most fruitful.

[It might have something to do with my promotion to producer since we actually shot the first half of the series, but I’m not going to take that at face value.]

This is why I like knowing other writers and being able to work with them: in a situation like tonight, all both of you are doing is striving towards making a piece better.

And if you’re lucky, you’ll actually agree on what lines are crap half the time.

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  1. […] has been rolling around in my mind the past couple of days, what with my contribution to the series I wrote about yesterday and my delving into the Mad Men Season 1 commentaries in the past couple of days (is there any […]

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