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Ryan J Brown hosts BAFTA writing roundtable

Ryan J Brown, who last year won the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, recently conducted a roundtable interview in which he spoke to two leading BAFTA nominated writers.

In the video, which was published on YouTube last week, Mike Carey (The Girl With All The Gifts) and Robert Schenkkan (Hacksaw Ridge) discuss their approaches to writing.

“I used to have terrible days where I couldn’t focus, and I’d just play Sonic the Hedgehog and feel incredibly guilty about it,” says Mike Carey, who wrote The Girl With All the Gifts. “Until I realised that actually, it’s part of the mechanism for getting your brain working.”

It’s a nice opening gambit to an interesting interview, which offers some great insights into the creative process that goes into modern writing. You can watch the full 20-minute video here.