I had a screenplay optioned this week; an older action-thriller script that'd been kicking around for a few years. I thought it might be dead in the water, but hey – you never know, huh?

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking," said Joan Didion. I've always said that I think through my fingers, too – typing, writing, whatever. It's rare to know what I'm saying until a first draft takes shape.

The weirdest thing about writing is expecting people – strangers, even! – to care about what happens to characters you just made up in your head.

And yet they often do.

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