Episode 8: Cuttin' Up About Honing Your Craft

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The Creative Cut Up Cuttin' Up About Honing Your Craft


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In Ep 8, we emphasize the importance of honing our craft as a writer / director, development exec, and producer respectively. We get real about putting the work first, not having the luxury to skip steps, and our craft needing to speak volumes.

A breakdown of our chat:

(00:04:12) How putting in the work has landed Felicia more opportunities

(00:06:30) What separates “writers” from “people that write”

(00:08:44) What Felicia looks for in writing classes

(00:10:43) The value of being in a writer’s group

(00:13:23) How Dria hones her craft as a development executive

(00:15:47) The importance of living life and using other mediums to hone your craft

(00:20:12) How Georgette hones her craft as a producer

(00:22:39) Why we need to create our own schools

(00:24:15) People of color not having the luxury to skip steps

(00:25:43) Taking writing classes as a producer to understand the creative process

(00:27:55) The reality of what it takes to get a draft to a solid place

(00:29:01) Our How We Create segment where Felicia, Dria, and Georgette share things inspiring them this week

HOW WE CREATE Recommendations

Felicia: A live DJ Jazzy Jeff performance

Dria: A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

Georgette: Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter edited by Veronica Chambers


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