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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Alaya Dawn Johnson on writing Tremontaine S2E5: “Alive, and Home Here”

I know feeling out of place a thousand miles from home. I know that sudden longing for the flavors and sounds and understood rhythms of the place that you were born. Which is to say, on this level I understand Kaab very well.

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Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine S2E4: “All That Glitters”

Going off script to talking about Tremontaine - and the broader world we live in.

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Andrea Phillips on writing ReMade E9: “Whiteout”

Sometimes writing is like trying to carve your name into stone using a dull spoon. Sometimes writing is like a bolt of magic going through you, as if you were just a gateway for something to bring itself into the world.

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E. C. Myers on writing ReMade E8: “End of the Line”

Obviously I always want to produce my best work for this series, and in anything I write, but full disclosure: I felt even more pressure on this one for a few reasons.

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Mary Anne Mohanraj on writing Tremontaine S2E3: “Fireworks”

When Ellen called me and invited me to work on Tremontaine, I have to admit, I was a little star-struck.

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Tessa Gratton on writing Tremontaine S2E2: “Old in Mischief”

I stared at the blank page for about an hour when I sat down to write the first words of episode 2. It felt like stepping through a doorway I’d searched for since I was a teenager and first read Swordspoint. I don’t usually have trouble with blank pages. Once a project is ready, I know where I need to begin, and how. But this was Riverside.

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Carrie Harris on writing ReMade Ep 7: “Mourning Train”

Every story has a rock bottom. You know, the moment where things are at their most dire. The moment when the magic sword breaks, or the MC’s one true love decides to move to Kankakee, or the last ditch escape vehicle dies right in the middle of a horde of zombies. There’s that moment when things get really bad, and it seems like there’s just no hope.

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Ellen Kushner on writing Tremontaine S2E01: “Convocation”

The first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to every reader who somehow found their way here, stayed to take chocolate with the duchess (and to witness the giant vengeful swan pudding at the Ball).

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Matthew Cody on writing ReMade Episode 5: Umta

What it's like to write the game changer.

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E. C. Myers on writing ReMade E4: “The Most Dangerous Game”

ReMade: It’s like a way extreme version of starting at a new school where no one knows anything about you… And also there are tigers.

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Carrie Harris on writing ReMade E3: “Home, Perilous Home”

Like Andrea’s experience writing about May in Episode 2, I’ve got a real personal stake in Nevaeh’s character from episode 3.

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Andrea Phillips on writing ReMade Episode 2: “Hungry”

This episode of ReMade is a lot less fictional than you might expect.

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