Secrets from inside the TV writer’s room

Another kind of look at TV writers rooms, including those of THE GOOD WIFE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DOWNTON ABBEY, and more. Ooh, it’s so hip and trendy to care about them now!

And if that isn’t a sign of new respect for TV writers and TV Writing, then what is?

BOARDWALK EMPIRE's Terence Winter

BOARDWALK EMPIRE’s Terence Winter

by Randee Dawn

Sometimes, the words flow like water. And sometimes, there’s a clog in the drain. For whatever reason, TV writers can find themselves stuck on a scene — the death of a character, being pulled between multiple assignments, or just a season finale with a lot of loose ends that need tying up — and that tough scene can make for some serious headaches. The Envelope talked to several show runners about how they got the creative stream flowing again this season.

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