From The Writers' Room

From the Writers’ Room is a regular feature where we invite the writer behind the most recent serial episode to give us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at just what went into this week’s installment.

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Rachel Stuhler on Writing Geek Actually Episode 7 “Pussy Bites Back”

At the writer’s summit, we invoked Beyonce and Lemonade, which lead me to create a “bad-ass ladies of music playlist” as background music while I tackled PBB.

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Cecilia Tan on Writing Geek Actually Episode 6 “Can You Not”

Among the thorny topics facing our heroines in this episode, the one that was right in my wheelhouse was "BDSM scenes gone wrong."

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Melissa Blue on Writing Geek Actually Episode 5 “Beware of Rage Bait”

If you’ve never rage-quit a game, then you don’t know what it means to be alive.

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Cecilia Tan on Writing Geek Actually Episode 4 “The Long Con”

Writing this episode there were three moments where I suddenly connected to a character in my gut when I didn't necessarily expect to. Those are the moments I live for as a writer.

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Melissa Blue on Writing Geek Actually Episode 3 “Boss Battles”

I’m a romance writer first and foremost. I live for situations like this—meeting someone who just might change your life.

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Rachel Stuhler on Writing Geek Actually Episode 2 “The Invisible Woman”

I love the title for episode two because there’s more than one invisible woman.

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Cathy Yardley on writing Geek Actually S1E1 “WTF”

Now, the moment of truth. We launch… and hope that this fun, crazy, important, sexy, silly, representative thing that we’ve spent over a year getting to the page is received the way we dreamed it would be, by people who get it, and get us.

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Ian Tregillis on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold S2E13: “We All Fall Down”

We survived! ....Well...some of us did at least...

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Lindsay Smith on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold S2E12: “Zügzwang”

Three swords of Damocles have finally, finally dropped, and oh, the carnage is going to be glorious.

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Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold S2E11: “Absent Friends”

I loved writing Frank's sections of this episode. He has such a different voice from the younger characters: richer with history, bare of self-doubt. He might have been out of the field for a long time, but he remembers the swing of it: the prickling of danger, the thrill of the hunt. (His canine costar doesn't hurt, either!)

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Cassandra Rose Clarke on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold S2E10: “The Mirror Cracked”

Last season I wrote the penultimate episode, and it was fun this time around to kick off the final third of the book, rather than laying out the pieces for the big finale. Never before had I felt so George R. R. Martin-y!

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Ian Tregillis on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold S2E9: “Aftermath”

Okay, so I bent the rules a little bit. A ~teensy~ bit.

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