Writing Roots

S32E8 – The Debate About Trigger Warnings

I wondered, reading about the college discussions, whether, one day, people would put a trigger warning on my fiction. I wondered whether or not they would be justified in doing it. And then I decided to do it first. – Neil Gaiman

The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to. – John Cleese

S31E8 – The Art of Writing Monologues for Actors

As a practical matter, I like the dramatic monologue for its compelling intimacy. To be inside one’s character, to register his or her every vagrant thought, emotion, and response – the first-person viewpoint grants this privilege and immediacy. – Norman Lock