In Their Own Writ: Joss Whedon on TV Writing

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“Most of my writing is done on my feet, and then when it feels right I put it on the page. It doesn’t mean somebody won’t change it or I won’t decide to change it but at that time it’s the be-all and end-all . I don’t like putting something on the page that I go ‘I don’t know, let’s see if it works, let’s see where it goes’. I have to know exactly where it’s going, what I’m aiming for.”

Joss Whedon

Hey, FIREFLY Fanatics – Merchandisers are Calling Your Name

Just when you think you’ve seen everything you find out there’s more, MORE, MOREMORE!!!

In other words, we were slacking off at work the other day, just surfing around the Whedonverse, and here’s some of what we saw that we had no idea was out there:

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Mal’s Masculinity, Um, We Mean Gun
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Our Favorite Car Air Refresher Ever!
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The Whedon Lover’s Mug

And don’t forget these 2 special value items: read article

Get ready for the FIREFLY Board Game

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TOY VAULT ANNOUNCES ‘FIREFLY’ LICENSING PARTNERSHIP WITH TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS
by TVWriter™ News Service

And now for the latest new about the greatest show to not make it through a full season: FIREFLY. You’ll like reading this even if you aren’t a FIREFLY fan because it’s immaculately written. Professional all the way, like a good press release should be. Cuz that’s what it is, a good press release. Our hats are off to you, Toy Vault, and thanks for saving us all that thinking and creating time.

In other words: read article

In Their Own Writ Dept – 1/7/13

People love a happy ending. So every episode, I will explain once again that I don’t like people. And then Mal will shoot someone. Someone we like. And their puppy.

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The One Film Every New TV Writer Must See

…And it wouldn’t hurt the film types either.

Some showrunner type you may have heard of – Damon Lindelof of LOST

If you want to know what it’s really like to toil in the diamond mines of episodic television, run, do not walk, to SHOWRUNNERS, a documentary that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Directed by Des Doyle, the full-length film features the most powerful cast of superstar TV showrunners this side of, oh, Venus, including: read article