While writer Gennifer Hutchison can’t tell you anything about her work on the Lord Of The Rings TV show yet, she can talk about her work in general. In a Q&A posted to Twitter the TV writer, whose prior credits also include Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, talked about her writing process.
With many of the questions coming from other writers both professional and aspiring, it’s no surprise that Hutchison was asked about her process. Here’s the general outline:
It varies, but here’s my general pattern:
-Intense Full revision (scene by scene, in order)
-Slightly less intense full revision (same)
– Intense rewrite “problem” scenes with light rewrite “good” scenes x/however many it takes
-Medium/light full pass
-Proof x/2 https://t.co/qtTpQMsKOv
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) October 27, 2020
I absolutely do. But I usually have an outline/cards, so I have a sketch of the previous scenes. But it’s a great way to combat writers’ block. https://t.co/aMGqlNHlmx
— Gennifer Hutchison (@GennHutchison) October 28, 2020
She also spoke about writing characters and character-focused work, after defining it as one of the things she is most proud of in her work.