The Nitty Gritty

S6E9 – Writing Plot Twists

It was never about a plot twist, ever. It was always about, “tell the story, tell the characters, complicate their lives, make things get worse,” but we never worked backwards from the plot, and it was always a great lesson. – Drew Goddard

S6 Bonus Episode – What Makes a Good Villain

If you look at all of the villains in the course of human history, they’ve all believed, delusionally, in the virtue of their actions. Every villain is a hero in his own mind. – Tom Hiddleston

S6E7 – Writing Humor

Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke. – Joss Whedon

S6E5 – Character Voice and Point of View

I don’t know where people got the idea that characters in books are supposed to be likable. Books are not in the business of creating merely likeable characters with whom you can have some simple identification with. Books are in the business of creating great stories that make you’re brain go ahhbdgbdmerhbergurhbudgerbudbaaarr. – John Green

S6E1 – Writing Dialogue

I knew it, I just knew it! The person who had the job of writing my life’s dialogue used to work on a very low budget soap opera. – Marian Keyes