People ask me often, “What’s your favorite part of working in the TV/entertainment business?”
Hands down, my favorite part is interacting with other writers. It’s similar to the rapport and banter many of us enjoyed in the school cafeteria (which is kind of like a jungle). The energy is typically high, the creative forces are prepared and poised, and the participants are aimed and ready to fire. No one is safe from being teased, picked on, or humorously humiliated. All of the things that cannot be spoken in “real” life like politics, religion, race are all fair game in the room. I suppose that is why it’s what I like the most.