Did working in soaps help you as a writer?
It gives you really good muscles in terms of breaking stories, but I think sometimes the execution of the stories [on daytime drama] is slipshod and very hastily done. It has to be because they're facing five hours of television a week, 52 weeks a year. They don't give it that much care… If you do that too long it becomes a habit. I didn't do it that long, and I learned from really good people how to be more meticulous.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
American TV scriptwriter, Laurie McCarthy (90210, CSI, Windfall), interviewed by Denis Faye for the Writers Guild of America, west.