Pro linebacker touts writing about failure

Cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Austen Lane swapped the pigskin for a pen. Plus, what it’s like to write for a hit TV show, and why you should reconsider workshopping your latest story.

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Get your DVRs ready. The fall TV schedule is upon us, and there is some good stuff on—or soon to be on.

By “stuff,” I mean football and the final episodes of “Breaking Bad,” of course. As we lead up to kickoff and the no-loose-ends conclusion to the Walter White saga, there’s plenty of writing supporting those events—and plenty of challenges to go with it. After all, football players and TV writers are people, too.

On another point, would/should you workshop your writing?

Writing “Breaking Bad”: The end of “Breaking Bad” is probably the biggest television series event since “The Sopranos” went off the air in 2007. I’ll be watching, so like a lot of people, I’m wondering what the writing process on the show must be like. This interview with “Breaking Bad” writer George Mastras gives a look into that, as well as the interesting path Mastras took to landing a job on the show.

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