Episode 4: Cuttin' Up About Working Inside a Writer's Room

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The Creative Cut Up Cuttin' Up About Working Inside a Writer's Room


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In Episode 4, we cut up about Felicia’s experience inside a writer’s room, her favorite place to be, what a healthy writer’s room looks like, and how she’s continued to strengthen her storytelling craft in and out of the room.

A breakdown of our chat:

(00:04:39) Felicia’s first experience in a writer’s room with Queen Sugar

(00:07:18) Thoughts on comedy vs drama

(00:08:27) How Felicia learned her way around a writer’s room

(00:10:39) Co-writing episodes and the hierarchy of a writer’s room

(00:13:44) What it means to break an episode

(00:15:12) The process of writing and rewriting an episode

(00:16:34) What writers should expect working in a writer’s room

(00:18:57) The types of experiences that helped Felicia strengthen her storytelling skills

(00:20:33) Ways to land your next writer’s room job

(00:21:08) Understanding your job in the writer’s room

(00:22:33) Three takeaways to help aspiring writers land their first writers room job

(00:25:29) Know your superpowers

(00:26:35) Three things a writer must know how to do

(00:27:31) Our How We Create segment where Felicia, Dria, and Georgette share things inspiring them this week

HOW WE CREATE Recommendations

Felicia: Tanya Trotter’s (of The War and Treaty) Grammy nomination for Best New Artist at 50

Dria: Inspired by her mother’s second act

Georgette: Ryan Leslie “You Know My Speed"


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