Saturday, January 12, 2008

Why Writers Write

They write to tell a story.
They write to express emotion.
They write to encourage society.
They write to make a difference.
They write to let us feel.

As I watched Thursday's episode of Grey's Anatomy, "Lay Your Hands on Me", the importance of writers became more clear. As Bailey broke down in Shepard's arms, I found myself crying. It was Allan Heinberg's words. His story. Don't get me wrong Chandra Wilson did an impeccable job acting out Heinberg's words, but it was his writing that created the emotion.

It is that storytelling that keeps us coming back for more. It is that storytelling that allows the producers to make money from advertising to the viewers who keep coming back for more stories.

The writers deserve their fair share.

1 comment:

Dogeared said...

I got a few lines in and then with superhuman willpower, did not read the rest of that post - I'm only halfway through season 2 ;-)