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Write On with 'Ratched' Creator and Writer Evan Romansky

June 9, 2021
Photo courtesy of Netflix
2 min read time
Evan talks to Write On about how he used an existing IP, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, to get noticed in Hollywood, and ended up with a hit show. "Cuckoo's Nest was always one of my favorite movies and books. I loved that [Nurse Ratched] was this incredibly complex character but didn't have a backstory to her… so I wanted to do something with IP where I wasn't retelling; I was creating and inventing."
Evan takes us through his obsessive outlining process, how he navigates the business, and what he does when he hits a creative wall. "It's so important to go through those days of writers' block where you are stuck, to keep going and keep trying to work your way out of it, and if something's not working, move onto something else - even a totally different project that you're in a different stage in, and even if you're just getting something small done on that, getting little victories is huge."
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