Bring A Solution

The other day, TV writer-producer Jane Espenson (writer on Buffy, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and show runner for Caprica), posted that she didn’t care for the new question Twitter asked on their update box:

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A couple of hours later, she updated with the “First Rule of the Writers’ Room”:

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In other words, if you think something’s broken, it’s not enough to just say it’s broken. You have to try and bring a solution to the problem you’ve spotted, and ideally, you can prove why your solution is better.

It may not always be achievable, but it’s a good goal to aim for.

-David (@dwlt)