Writer's Bone

William Wisher Jr.—whose credits include “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Judge Dredd,” and “I.T.”—talks to Sean Tuohy about his path to becoming a screenwriter, working as a script doctor, his screenwriting process, working with James Cameron on the Terminator movies, and why he’s always learning new things having to do with filmmaking.

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Gene Policinski, longtime journalist, chief operating officer for the Newseum Institute, and senior vice president of the First Amendment Center, talks to Daniel Ford about 2016 Presidential Election coverage, why we need more shoe-leather reporting, and what lessons news organizations, editors, and reporters need to learn to keep the profession relevant and necessary in the future.

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Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood and Arrowood, talks to Daniel Ford about how she became a storyteller, her organic writing process, how she crafts her Midwestern settings, and what she has planned next.

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Nicole Blades, author of The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters, talks to Daniel Ford about her lifelong love of reading and writing, how she developed the character Best Lightburn, and why writers need to use their own voices to write the stories they would want to read.

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Lee Child, author of Killing Floor and Make Me, talks to Sean Tuohy about why he still loves writing Jack Reacher adventures, his approach to storytelling, and why he made the decision to explore Reacher’s past in his new novel Night School.

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Screenwriter John Romano—whose credits include “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” "Intolerable Cruelty,” and Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut “American Pastoral”—talks to Daniel Ford about his early love for books, how he caught the screenwriting bug and moved to Los Angeles, and the challenges he faced in adapting Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

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