Ditch Diggers #24 —
DD024 TV Writing with Margaret Dunlap
with Matt Wallace
Coming to you live from Morgan Freeman’s tornado shelter with special guest co-host Margaret Dunlap!
We welcome Emmy-winning writer Margaret Dunlap, writer for The Middleman, The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, and the serial Bookburners.
Margaret is the bomb at calculus, yet cannot derivate a function to save her life (or anyone else’s).
On the tradition of passing the Campbell Award winner’s tiara which is actually a diadem.
Margaret talks about breaking into television writing, and how useless it is to ask the question, “How do you break into TV writing?”
On being a TV writers assistant, “freelance” scripts, and the power of getting coffee.
Hollywood as a cronyism town vs. a nepotism town (and why that’s a good thing for new writers).
Celebrating small victories, and how sushi, beer, and ice cream are scaleable.
TV writing vs. webseries writing
Margaret is adapting Seanan McGuire’s October Daye books for television with John Rogers’ Kung Fu Monkey Productions! (And the glacial pace of writing projects.)
Mur and Margaret talk about Bookburners, and the structure of TV writing meeting fiction books.
Q&A with Twitter.
Obligatory shilling of Matt’s books and the fact Ditch Diggers is STILL eligible for Best Fancast in the Hugo Awards.
Margaret’s website: http://www.margaretdunlap.com/
Margaret’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/spyscribe
Producteev Task Management Software: https://www.producteev.com/
The fine print:
Theme music by Devo Spice.
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