May 3 • 13M

Vanish and Reappear

Rob Long on what writing and three-bean salad have in common (hint: nothing)

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When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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With the first writers strike in 16 years upon us, WGA member Rob Long isn’t supposed to think of anything, let alone pen anything for the screen. So today he presents the story of two friends and their three-bean salad, sold at Walmart or such, as a cautionary tale for writers and streamers, er, rather just streamers. And why, sometimes, everyone throws up at once.

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