There’s a real different feeling to the meetings [at Amazon], there’s that kind of love of iteration… . There isn’t this adherence to whatever the first draft was or the first pitch was. I remember the feeling back in the day when we were developing at a network and we’d settle on something, but then of course the characters are alive, and the process is very much alive, and you would rewrite based on the feeling that you’re having with the characters, the souls of the characters, and then you’d get notes, likeWe like the thing from the last draft, can you go back a draft?’ And then you think, ‘I can’t go back a draft. I can’t go back in my time machine and not know what I now know as a human being.’ ”


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