“When someone reads your script &gives you notes… Act on them, apply them. You are not a genius. You are just a schmuck” via @Glinner blog
(This was originally posted on my Posterous blog. Re-upping it for @gerstaunton and anyone else who might be interested.)
People often ask me for for writing advice and I usually respond by pointing them to my DVD commentary for IT Crowd Season 4, which is a complete guide to writing a sitcom from concept to screen. Everything I knew about sitcom writing to that point in time is on that DVD, so when people ask me for advice, that’s literally the most helpful thing I can do for them. The fact that it also gives me an excuse to plug the DVD is completely beside the point, of course.
But there is one piece of advice on which I may not have placed enough emphasis, because it is almost impossible to place enough emphasis on it, and it is as follows: when someone reads your script and gives you…
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