Dec 10, 2021
Kelly is a development executive turned writer and author of
‘The Executive Chair: A Writer’s Guide to TV Series Development.’
She spoke to Write On about her decision to leave the executive
world after 30 years and pursue her passion: "[Writing] was my own
little private secret; I'd go home, and I'd write, and I'd enjoy
the little worlds that I'd create and the short stories that I
would write and the scripts that I would write, but I wasn't really
actively pursuing it."
Kelly goes on to discuss what she learned as an exec and how
it can be applied to the work: "It's really not about the concept.
You need material that shows how good of a writer you are and how
deep a thinker you are and how emotive you can be on a page… if you
can be as honest and authentic and as deep and as rich with your
characters as you possibly can, people will respond to that."
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