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Script Partners: How to Succeed at Co-Writing for Film & TV, 2nd Edition by Claudia Johnson, Matt Stevens

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FourMaking the Creative Relationship Work

“What the hell are we gonna do? Just because our relationship is in the toilet doesn’t mean we can’t work together, does it?”

—Richard Babson (Burt Reynolds), Best Friends

Congrats on finding the right writing partner! We hope you two will write happily ever after. And with all the advantages of collaborative writing, your future is bright.

But like any good relationship, yours will require care and feeding, so it’s healthy, productive, and successful.

To quote Woody Allen, “It is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get home by six o’clock.”

That’s what this chapter is about (except the six o’clock ...

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